Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings event announced for Samuel Beckett Theatre

Four plays will be read out in aid of relief funds for Ukraine

On June 1, four plays written by Ukrainians during the current war will be read in the Samuel Beckett Theatre in Trinity.

Organised by final year student Míša Králová, the play readings will take place from 6pm onwards. On the event, Králová said: “Trinity College Dublin is proud to present four short plays by four different playwrights written during the current war in Ukraine. Please come and join us to show solidarity with these Ukrainian theatre-makers.”

The Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project invites theatres around the world to show solidarity with Ukraine by putting on readings of plays by Ukrainian playwrights, many of them written in the 14 weeks since the beginning of the Russian invasion.

“This project was founded by John Freedman, who translated three of the texts that we will be reading on the night. All of these texts are very brave and filled with raw emotion. It is a wonderful way to show solidarity and for the Ukrainian community to get together and talk about their emotions regarding the way,” Králová continued.

The event is free, with attendees encouraged to donate to funds such as Come Back Alive, Ukrainian Women Veteran Movement, Razom for Ukraine and the Red Cross Ukraine Appeal.

The plays to be read out on the night include Survivor’s Syndrome by Andriy Bondarenko, Give me a Taste of the Sun by Oleksandr Viter, Call things by their name by Tetyana Kytsenko and Liudmyla Tymoshenko’s My Tara.

You can get tickets for the event here.

Eva O'Beirne

Eva O'Beirne is the Deputy Life Editor of Trinity News and a Junior Sophister History student.