Theatre of War: A Ukrainian-Australian Collaboration

Otvetka@ua in  Arts West Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne
2 November 2022

On October 12, 2022, the University of Melbourne, ProEnglish Theatre (Ukraine), and Plain English Theatre Company (Australia) presented a powerful play OTVETKA@UA directed by playwright James Robertson. The play written by Neda Nezhdana explores the impact of war on one woman’s life and relationships. A Ukrainian-Australian Collaboration was held in Arts West Forum Theatre, University of Melbourne.

Ukrainian-Australian writer and scholar Maria Tumarkin and award-winning screenwriter Cath Moore gave a one-night-only performance in solidarity and support to Ukrainians grieving over the war. Writer Neda Nezhdana and actor Veronika Streltsova joined a Zoom-based Q&A session with director James Robertson after the play. Besides, Associate Professor of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University, Halyna Piskorska delivered a speech dedicated to the place of art in Ukraine today.