On Saturday April 2nd, the League of Independent Theater hosted a town hall showcasing Ukrainian artists resisting war and persisting in their art-making. We heard stories of loss and creation, fear and hope, bravery and determination. The Ukrainian people are facing brutal terror and violence, but artists there continue to celebrate life and Ukraine. We heard about writers and painters documenting this moment, performers entertaining children in shelters, and even theater companies making plays during curfew in Kyiv.
In many places in Ukraine, humanitarian aid is not able to reach those who need it. As artists told us, direct monetary aid is the best way to support them. If you are able, please consider donating to the following organizations. Ukrainian artists deserve our support, our admiration, and all the hope we can muster.
Theater in Asylum
Donate to support Ukrainian artists:
Ukrainian Emergency Performing Arts Fund
Lesia Ukrainka Theatre
City of Lviv
Lviv region (oblast’)
Theater in Asylum (TIA) is a New York-based theater company founded in 2010 to challenge and empower our community. TIA joyfully pursues a rigorous research and an ensemble-driven approach to theater-making. We create performances to investigate our past, interpret our present, and imagine our future. We prize space to process, space to question—asylum—for ourselves and our community.