Ukrainian drama translated into 8 languages

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Translated to: Deutsch
The story of a strange relationship between people who met in a refugee shelter in rear Lviv. The main character, a...
1 M, 1 F
3378 words / 12 pages
Translated to: English
Early 90's. The USSR is on the verge of collapse. In Ukraine, a maniac specializes in strangling girls and young women...
3 M, 1 F, 3 K, Crowd
1007 words / 66 pages
Translated to: Suomi
What can you compare the sound of a nail with which a coffin is hammered? When a ballistic missile flies into your...
1 F
1080 words / 3 pages
80 Result(s)
Translator: Ján Štrasser
Translated to: Slovak
One of the most prominent Ukrainian plays of the last decade. The work consists of six independent scenes that observe...
6 M, 9 F
12525 words / 45 pages
Translated to: English
Three brief, semi-independent, but partially interlocking, scenes taking place in Ukraine after the Russian invasion. 1)...
Drama, 1 Act5 M, 7 F
1885 words / 5 pages
Translator: John Farndon
Translated to: English
Reflection on the trip to Severodonetsk in the weeks before the full-scale invasion. Reflections on the catastrophe...
Monologue, 1 Act1 F
1700 words / 5 pages
Translator: Kateryna Penkova
Translated to: Polski
Tetiana, a migrant, is coming to a so-called “republic” in March 2020 after 6 years of being away to check on her sick...
Absurd, 1 Act1 M, 3 F
4578 words / 19 pages
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7 December 2022
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16 November 2022
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4 November 2022
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About the project

Digital library of the Ukrainian drama translations serves to promote the national dramaturgy worldwide, the successful communication between the contemporary Ukrainian authors and theatres around the world, and to foster new creative partnerships.

Convenient search engine will help you find plays of the Ukrainian playwrights translated into the language of your choice, and generate the search by genre, period of creation, subject, text size, number of characters, etc.

Each text in the library has an ID card, a synopsis and information about the author and the translator in English.

Here you will be able to read big fragments but the entire text for reading, commercial or non-commercial use, can be obtained from the copyright holders whose contacts can be found on the first page of the play and in the authors’ profiles. 

The Library is founded by the Ukrainian Institute in partnership with Worldwide Readings Project and Birkbeck Center for Contemporary Theater. It is based on the global initiative funds of the Worldwide Readings Project and the Ukrainian Institute program drama on the move.

Website is created with the financial support of the International Relief Fund of the Federal Foreign Office and Goethe-Institut Ukraine within framework of the “Theatrical Windows. Work in Progress” – a project implemented by the NGO “Theatre na Zhukah”. Coordinating partner – platform UkrDramaHub.

Open structure promotes continuous renewal of the Library’s funds. Ukrainian playwrights are welcome to submit the translations of their plays via this form

Prior to publishing on the Website, quality of translations will be verified by the Expert Council: Lydia Nagel (German), Elli Salo (Finnish, Swedish, Slovak), Molly Flynn (English), Miloslav Juráni (Slovak), Iulia Popovici (Romanian) and Anna Korzeniowska-Bihun (Polish).