Featuring music by Ken Burns’ collaborator Pianist Jacqueline Schwab, directed by Susan Galbraith and Matty Griffiths.
Alliance for New Music-Theatre announces the launch of a series of public readings of selected works by Ukrainian playwrights.
The first reading will be hosted on Thursday, May 25th at 7 p.m. with our friends and partners at Dumbarton United Methodist Church, 3133 Dumbarton Street, N.W. in the heart of Georgetown.
The company joins in solidarity with Phil Arnoult’s Center for International Theatre Development (CITD), which commissioned a host of plays from this last year, and John Freedman, a translator and friend of so many of the country’s theatre artists. We applaud their efforts to support playwrights in war-torn Ukraine.
The project is part of New Music-Theatre’s commitment to cross-cultural collaboration and the telling of stories with music as catalyst for discussion of issues of relevance to our community and the world.
In this project, we are joined by pianist Jacqueline Schwab, whose mother was Ukrainian, and who is best known for her spacious, contemplative arrangements featured in so many of Ken Burns’ historical TV documentaries.
Subsequent readings to follow in June and July. All readings will be followed by a conversation to keep our Ukrainian friends and allies in our thoughts and their struggle foremost in our minds more than a year into this war of Russian aggression.
The readings are offered to support Ukrainian artists, and we invite everyone who comes to consider a generous donation. All proceed will go directly to Ukrainian artists.
To learn more about the project, including how you can support Ukrainian artists and to host an additional Ukrainian Play Readings event, go to www.newmusictheatre.org