Austin Theatre Companies Unite to Support Artists in Ukraine, June 20 and 21, 2022
Hyde Park Theatre, Hidden Room, Whirligig, and Penfold Theatre Company are joining the Ukrainian component of The Worldwide Readings Project to produce readings of four plays by Ukrainian playwrights written in this time of invasion and war.
All proceeds will go to the Ukrainian Emergency Performing Arts Fund, which distributes support to over eight thousand artists and their families still in Ukraine. The playwrights have waived royalties, the directors and actors are donating their services, and HPT is donating the space for the readings. We hope you’ll join us!
AUSTIN FOR UKRAINE
(part of the Ukrainian component of the Worldwide Readings Project)
June 20 and 21st, 8 PM
Hyde Park Theatre
511 W 43rd Street, Austin TX 78751
The plays are:
* The Peed-Upon Armored Personnel Carrier, by Oksana Hrytsenko (dir. Ken Webster, trans. by John Feedman with Natalia Bratus)
[This play was commissioned by Philip Arnoult's Center for International Theatre Development.]
* In the Darkness, by Natalia Blok (dir. Beth Burns, trans. by Daisy Hayes)
* Planting an Apple Tree, by Iryna Harets (dir. Ken Webster, trans. by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus) [This play was commissioned by Philip Arnoult's Center for International Theatre Development.]
* Give Me a Taste of the Sun, by Okeksandr Viter (dir. Liz Fisher, trans. by John Farndon)
Actors lined up for the evening include Lana Dietrich, Kate Taylor, Tobie Minor, Taylor Flanagan, Sarah Chong Harmer, and more.
Running Time: approx 80 mins
Purchase tickets at hydeparktheatre.org