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Theaters of Ukraine

DramPortal

The project has been created to promote and spread contemporary drama, and to develop new methods of writing and staging, engaging interdisciplinary practices. Since 2014 it also focuses on documentary and verbatim theatre. Its mission is to reflect on the social and political relations in the modern world on the personal level.

Art director: Pavel Yurov

Performances

Depot Northern

The story of two guards at the tram disposal facility, who face a challenge of exploiting a personal trauma of a widow who lost her mind in the longing for her dead husband. The performance operated a recombination and iterations of scenes with the purpose of providing different perspectives on the situation.

Main roles:

Anna Kuzina, Andriy Mostrenko, Dmytro Gavrilov

By: Vasiliy Sigarev
Director: Pavel Yurov
Premiere: nd

Pool (no water)

Perfomed almost as an artist talk, at an art center, and in collaboration with contemporary artists the play aimed on immersing into behind the scene of the art world, and revealing the flaws and hidden feelings of the friendship and how it intertwines with enmity.

Main roles:

Vitaliy Linetskyy

By: Mark Ravenhill
Director: Pavel Yurov
Premiere: nd

Donbas. Hollow land

It is a documentary work-in-progress play on the Russian invasion in eastern Ukraine (which started in April 2014 under the guise of separatist movement), based on the posts from the social networks and interviews of the residents of Donbas and other regions of Ukraine, the Ukrainian military representatives, Donbas separatists, Russian political and military leaders, as well as personal experience.

Main roles:

The text was presented as a performative reading at festivals in Poland, Germany and Canada, performed by local actors

By: Pavel Yurov, Anastasiya Kasilova
Director: Pavel Yurov
Premiere: nd