In response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, The Drama League has announced their participation in the Worldwide Readings Project for Ukraine, a benefit event to aid refugee resources and uplift Ukrainian theatre artists. The League will offer in-person and streamed public readings of two contemporary Ukrainian plays, part of an ongoing effort by more than 50 theatre companies and service organizations around the globe, March 19 at 2 PM ET.
The Drama League will present staged readings of Return to Sender by Olga Braga and Labyrinth by Oleksandr Viter, the latter translated by Tetiana Shilar. The cast includes Kelley Curran (The Gilded Age), Vincent Nappo (New Amsterdam, The Blacklist), Hunter Francisco, 2021 Bessie Award winner Catalin Stelian, and Drama League Associate Artistic Director Nilan.
Limited seats are available for the in-person event at the Drama League Theatre Center, which will also be streamed live on the League’s YouTube Channel. Admission for both the in-person readings and the YouTube live stream is free, but donations to support CARE’s Ukraine Crisis Fund, which is providing food, water, medical supplies, and hygiene kits to refugees fleeing the violence, are encouraged.