«Taking The Stage» New British Drama Festival

«Taking The Stage» New British Drama Festival

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«Taking the Stage» is an annual theatre festival that offers Ukrainian theaters and indie theater troops an opportunity to stage the best of contemporary UK drama in Ukraine.

The festival is hosted by British Council Ukraine. The call was opened for theaters and emerging directors from around Ukraine to submit a joint application to stage one of six new UK plays that have been translated into Ukrainian for the first time. The organizers have received 42 application forms and chosen 10 finalists, who will perform parts of their plays during a mini-festival of New British drama. Four winners will have an opportunity to stage their productions in Ukraine till March 2017 with the support of British directors and theatre professionals.
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‘Taking the Stage’ builds on the success of the 2015 British Council’s theatre program. As part of the program, young Ukrainian director Olga Tututia-Prasolova directed David Harrower’s ‘Knives in Hens’ at Ivan Franko Theatre in Kyiv; UK-based stage designer Minglu Wang designed the first Ukrainian production of Shakespeare’s ‘The Winter’s Tale’ in Lviv; and a group of local theatre professionals made international connections and experienced the best of UK theatre during the 2015 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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Enjoy the art of contemporary British drama at «Taking the Stage» festival, where Ukrainian and British talents unite in order to create an unforgettable theater-going experience for all the guests.
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When: 21-22 of September, 2016
Address: 1, Vasylkivska street, Kyiv. Dovzhenko National Center.

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