Ukrainian drama translated into 11 languages

We help directors and producers to find playscript of Ukrainian Contemporary Drama to save their energy and time to put it on stage

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Translated to: English
The monoplay recounts the journey of a woman who has always viewed herself as a plain, unremarkable mouse. Despite not...
1 F
9 pages
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Translated to: Polski
In this poignant play, we explore the life of a single father caught in a suffocating web of deceit. Desperation drives...
10 pages
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Translated to: Deutsch
Iryna Malaniuk, an internationally renowned opera singer, has been celebrated by the Ivano-Frankivsk Regional...
1 F
194 Result(s)
Translator: John Freedman
Translated to: English
Main character named Robinson (a hint at a novel by Selin) is going through the first days of war in Kyiv. His family...
Dramedi, 1 Act4 M, 4 F, 1 K
2300 words / 5 pages
Translator: John Farndon
Translated to: English
A bunch of tiny mice goes out to save their Mommy Mouse and their trip is full of adventures. Contemporary story for...
Adventures, 11 Acts
3 M, 3 F, 3 K
4068 words / 21 pages
Translated to: Polski
Inna, the female protagonist, has her birthday. She lives in Kyiv and her parents who live in another city come to visit...
free-flowing poetic thriller, Postdrama, 1 Act4 M, 4 F
3150 words / 23 pages
 
 
Latest newsLatest news
26 May 2024
The UK debut of "The Trumpeter" by Inna Goncharova, a new solo play from Ukraine, translated by John Farndon and featuring Kristin Milward, known for her success in Neda Nezhdana's "Pussycat in Memory of Darkness," will commence at the Finborough Theatre for a limited four-week
24 May 2024
On June 4, 2024, Dramaten will present the Swedish premiere of "I Am OK" by a Ukrainian playwright Nina Zakhozhenko. The play tells the story of four Ukrainian teenagers whose ordinary lives - filled with school, TikTok, quarrels, love, and skipping classes - are abruptly
22 February 2024
The play "Insect" by Ukrainian playwright Lеna Kudaieva was translated into Polish by Anna Kozhenyovska Bigun. This translation, along with the original, was published in the collection "Insect" in 2023, a collaborative effort between three cultural institutions: the Zbigniew

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 Transmission.ua: 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).