15 May 2015, 19:00 to 21:30 (BST)
GRAD Gallery, 3-4a Little Portland Street London W1W 7JB
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‘Documenting Ukraine’ is a four-day festival hosted by GRAD and the Frontline Club, bringing Ukraine’s leading names in documentary theatre and cinema to London this May.
On 15th May ‘Documenting Ukraine: Theatre’ features a live performance by Ukraine’s leading playwright of the New Drama movement Natalya Vorozhbyt, who presents her latest work, an autobiographical play entitled ‘Can I or Can’t I‘. In this work, Vorozhbit explores the recent political turmoil in Ukraine, reflecting upon what she knew about herself before the protests started – and what she continues to learn as the conflict goes on. As in her celebrated work Maidan: Voices of the Uprising shown at Royal Court Theatre in 2014, Can I or Can’t I applies Vorozhbit’s insightful and affecting style to a personal investigation of her own experience of life and war in Ukraine.
Natalya Vorozhbyt is a Ukrainian playwright and scriptwriter. Her play The Grain Store, which explores a Stalinist genocide-famine that killed seven million people in Ukraine and its neighbouring lands in the 1930s, was performed by the RSC in 2009. Her adaptation of a Gogol short story Viy has been staged in many theatres in Russia and Ukraine.
The performances at GRAD will be followed by a discussion with the artists and a panel of specialists on Ukrainian art and culture.
About GRAD Lab
GRAD Lab is an experimental project of non profit institution GRAD, formed to facilitate communication between different disciplines and approaches and to build cross-cultural dialogue. GRAD Lab begins with a series of events including meetings, artist talks, workshops, film screenings, walks, discussions and
exhibition projects. The project addresses a contemporary shift of borders between art and action, art and activism, art and life.MORE INFO http://www.grad-london.com/whatson/special/ukraine/
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