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Worldwide Ukrainian Play Reading Project

July 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT

Staged readings of Ukrainian plays written since the Russian invasion. A fundraiser for Ukraine. 

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, theaters across the globe have been providing staged readings of Ukrainian plays to show solidarity with the Ukrainian people and raise awareness of their plight. Augsburg University’s MFA Program joins this effort with special assistance from Lisa Channer, the Artistic Director at Theater Novi Most. 

All plays translated from the Ukrainian by John Freedman and Natalia Bratus except Peace and Tranquility which was translated by John Farndon. 

These plays were written in March 2022 as a commission from Philip Arnault’s Center for International Theater Development (U.S.) with support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding. 


Call Them by Their Names by Tetyana Kitsenko 

A Dictionary of Emotions During War time by Yelena Astasyeva 

Peace and Tranquility by Andrii Bondarenko 

Our Children by Natalia Blok 

I Want to go Home by Oksana Savchenko 

The Peed Upon Personnel Carrier by Oksana Grytsenko 

Planting an Apple Tree by Iryna Harets

While tickets to this performance are free, attendees are encouraged to donate to a cause benefitting the Ukrainian war effort or those affected by the Russian invasion. Recommended causes include: 

Come Back Alive: the biggest organization providing support to the Armed Forces of Ukraine. 

 The Ukrainian Emergency Performing Artists fund provides direct aid to independent artists who are staying in Ukraine during the war. 

Help The Children has provided non-stop assistance to affected children and families from all over the country since 2015, providing emergency psychological assistance, and assisting in the evacuation process. 


July 22
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm CDT
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Tjornhom-Nelson Theater
625 22nd Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454
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