The Ukrainian HOpe Initiative's
2022 - 2023
CITD is working with our long-time partner John Freedman and Ukrainian playwright and leader of the new THEATRE OF PLAYWRIGHTS in Kyiv, Maksym Kurochkin, in a commissioning project. Through Max and his theatre, CITD gave 23 Ukrainian playwrights $1000 each to create new works that offer a first draft of history through the lens of the playwright. These plays, along with others, are being performed around the world as fundraising events for Ukrainian-based organizations - not CITD. Events already took place in Hong Kong, Finland, Germany, and Austria with more theatres and organizations joining daily. We are deeply appreciative of the emergency support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding and Bill Miller.
As of January, the
Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings include:
A by Ukrainian playwrights,
available for readings and productions if the
event includes a fundraiser for Ukraine
including single plays in multiple languages
audience members in the us
how you can help
Support CITD’s work in Ukraine and the affected region – Poland, Hungary,Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Belarus, and the Baltics. Your support makes a difference.
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Over $250,000 in donations have been leveraged for various
Ukrainian organizations at these readings.
“This act of solidarity is very important for all of us.Thanks to this, we were able to solve a lot of issues, help not only playwrights, but also our directors in the defense, administrators who left their homes, colleagues in occupied Kherson. And for all of us now it’s not just money, but simply salvation and incredible support.”
-Maksym (Max) Kurochkin