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Art During Wartime: A Discussion with Ukraine’s ProEnglish Theatre

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October 15 @ 2:00 pm


This panel will be moderated over Zoom. The access link will be sent in an email ahead of the event.

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Join us for a virtual panel and audience Q&A on the importance of art during wartime, with ProEnglish Theatre in Kyiv, Ukraine. Moderated by ASAP Program Director, Dr. Tara Demmy.

After Russia’s invasion in 2022, ProEnglish Theatre’s space was transformed into a bomb shelter for local artists and residents. Now they provide relief acting workshops to the Ukrainian military. Don’t miss this incredible conversation with ProEnglish founder and artistic director Alex Borovenskiy and theatre artists Anabell Ramires and Alina Zievakova. The panel will discuss the following topics, followed by a Q&A with the audience.

  • How war changed the theatre and art in Ukraine
  • The international projects that ProEnglish Theatre holds in support of Ukraine
  • ProEnglish Theatre working with the Ukrainian military to provide relief acting workshops for those affected by the war

About the Panelists

Alex Borovenskiy, artistic director of ProEnglish Theatre of Ukraine, founder of Ukraine Fringe and WEST (World of English Speaking Theatres association). As a theatre director Alex has staged over a dozen plays in English both in state and independent theatres (3 of them – after full-scale invasion). As theatre organizer Alex started quite a few projects in support of Ukraine on international level: “Ukraine. War. Texts” stage readings, Songs and Poems from the Shelter and more

Anabell Ramires, actress, theatre director, CEO of ProEnglish Drama School and Compás publishing house. Anabell is the lead actress of “The Book of Sirens” monodrama and director of “Blooming” performance. Anabell is a leading part of an international team of ProEnglish Theatre, travelling Europe with their artistic missions.

Alina Zievakova, an actress at ProEnglish Theatre and an acting coach at ProEnglish Drama School. Alina is a creator of Relief Acting Workshops and drama therapy course Hero’s Journey. She graduated from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University, worked as an actress at Lesya Ukrainian National Academic Theatre, participated in European theatre and film festivals, lead actress in Oleg Sentsov movie Rhino.

About the Producers

The Armed Services Arts Partnership builds creative communities where U.S. veterans and their families thrive through the arts. Through ASAP’s free classes and workshops, military-connected Americans find community and belonging while engaging in the arts.

ProEnglish Theatre is a professional theatre in English, performance art venue and drama school in Kyiv, Ukraine that specializes in English-language plays and performances. Their mission is to enhance international exchange in the performing and allied arts. After Russia’s invasion in 2022, their premises were transformed into a bomb shelter for local artists and residents.

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