New plays from Georgia and Ukraine are given rehearsed readings at the Royal Court
Four playwrights from Georgia and Ukraine had English translations of their plays performed as rehearsed readings. This is part of an ongoing project with a group of 12 writers with whom the Royal Court has been working since May 2011, when a programme for emerging playwrights was initiated by us in Ukraine and Georgia. Through an open selection process, seven Ukrainian and seven Georgian playwrights were identified, and they have since seen working in collaboration with the Royal Court team.
The series of readings also incorporated a panel discussion with the playwrights on the challenges of writing new plays in contemporary Georgia and Ukraine, chaired by Royal Court Literary Manager Chris Campbell.
We supported associate directors Elyse Dodgson and Simon Godwin, international associate Caroline Steinbeis, director Ramin Gray, and playwrights April De Angelis, Rory Mullarkey and Nick Payne to visit Tbilisi, Lviv and Kyiv to work with writers to develop new plays about contemporary life in their countries, bringing together artists working in Georgian, Russian and Ukrainian.
Tblisi, Georgia1st May 2011 - 26th Mar 2013
Kyiv, Ukraine1st May 2011 - 26th Mar 2013
Lviv, Ukraine1st May 2011 - 26th Mar 2013
Royal Court Theatre, London1st Mar 2013 - 26th Mar 2013
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