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The Ukrainian HOpe Initiative's
signature Project

Worldwide Ukrainian
Play Readings
  Partners
John Freedman
Maksym Kurochkin
Kyiv, Ukraine
Location
 dAtes
2022 - 2023
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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:

128
plays
 

A by Ukrainian playwrights,

available for readings and productions if the

event includes a fundraiser for Ukraine


 

 

253
total texts
 

 including single plays in multiple languages

295
pledged readings
 

29
participating countries
 

52
us organizations
 

and

how you can help

If you'd like to organize a reading, including a fundraising event, please contact John Freedman.

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A DICTIONARY OF EMOTIONS IN A TIME OF WAR

An anthology of 20 short works by Ukrainian playwrights, all written during the war in Ukraine

Published by Laertes Press

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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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$250,000
IN DONATIONS
 

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

Maksym Kurochkin on Theater of Playwrights and Philip Arnoult

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PEOPLE

 PRESS

Circuit Arts presents screening of ‘The Orchard’
Wall Street Journal
PBS BBC
Wilson Center
The Guardian
Ukrainian Playwrights Step Up, and the Theater World Attends. Q&A with Drama League’s Gabriel Stelia
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