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Ghost Road presents another Benefit Reading for Ukraine on Thursday, July 28th. Get tickets here.

 

On Wednesday April 27th, Ghost Road presented a live reading to showcase contemporary Ukrainian playwrights and to raise money for three charities benefiting the people of Ukraine in this time of great need. The readings took place at 8:00pm at Open Face Food Shop and Outdoor Community Space in Mid-City Los Angeles - 5601 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

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This intimate evening helped raise over $1,500 for the three charities listed below.

After the success of our initial benefit reading in April, we have decided to hold another one!

On Thursday, July 28th, Ghost Road will present a live reading to showcase contemporary Ukrainian playwrights and to raise money for three charities benefiting the people of Ukraine in this time of great need. We will read two of the plays from April in addition to three new ones, all written by Ukrainian playwrights during the invasion. We will also be joined on July 28 by Ghost Road collaborator and musician Jakob Berger, who will play live before the reading, accompanied by violinist Jose Kropp.

We will again be raising money for the following charities:
Ukrainian Emergency Performing Arts Fund

Children’s stories

Humanitarian aid for Ukraine

WHEN: Thursday July 28 8pm.

WHERE: Open Face Outdoor Community Space in Mid-City Los Angeles - 5601 W Adams Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016, behind HYA and across the street from Open Face Food Shop.

WHY: This intimate evening will help raise funds for the three charities listed above.

HOW TO ATTEND: Make a pay-what-you-can donation (suggested donation is $35, but any amount is appreciated). 100% of this will be distributed equally among the charities. You can also choose to make a donation directly to the charities if you cannot attend.

To attend on July 28th, please go to this page.

WHAT ELSE: For those attending, we will provide beverages and appetizers before and after the outdoor reading.

AND MORE: If you would like to purchase dinner before the reading, Open Face Food Shop will be open until 7 pm with their Summer Supper menu. For more info go to

https://openfacefoodshop.com/

This reading is part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Reading Project,  an ongoing effort by more than 50 theatre companies and service organizations around the globe.

The five short plays we are reading were written during the first weeks of the Russian invasion:

The Peed-Upon Armored Personnel Carrier* by Oksana Gritsenko. Translated from the Ukrainian by John Freedman.

Our Children* by Natasha Blok. Translated from the Ukrainian by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus.

Survivor’s Syndrome* by Andrii Bondarenko. Translated from the Ukrainian by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus.

A Dictionary of Emotions in a Time of War*  by Elena Astaseva. Translated from the Russian by John Freedman.

Planting an Apple Tree* by Irina Garets. Translated from the Ukrainian by John Freedman with Natalia Bratus.

*A play commissioned by a grant from Philip Arnoult’s Center for International Theater Development (U.S.)

Participating artists: Christine Breihan, Zach Brown, Ronnie Clark, Adam Dlugolecki, Liz Eldridge, John Guerra, Katharine Noon, and Brian Weir, with Jakob Berger.

Directed by Mark Seldis & Katharine Noon

With much thanks to Mark and Lene at Open Face Food Shop and Outdoor Community Space.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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