Yara Arts Group (New York, N.Y.)
Billy Rose Theatre Division
The Yara Arts Group ephemera consists of photocopies of clippings and articles, reviews, programs, and fifteen photographs from three of the group's productions, YARA'S FOREST SONG, BLIND SIGHT, and WATERFALLS/REFLECTIONS. Some of the material is in Russian.
Founded by Virlana Tkacz in 1990, the Yara Arts Group is aNew York-based theater company dedicated to staging works on Ukrainian themes. Early in its existence the Yara ArtsGroup became a resident company at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in lower Manhattan. The troupe's first production was A LIGHT FROM THE EAST. One of the group's most widely publicized works was an adaptation of Lesya Ukrainka's 1911 play FOREST SONG, which in turn was based on a Ukrainian folk tale about the doomed romance between a wood nymph and a peasant boy. The piece, retitled YARA'SFOREST SONG, was adapted by Tkacz and African-American poet Wanda Phipps, and staged in Kiev and New York in 1994. Other pieces staged by Yara Arts Group include BLINDSIGHT, TIME IN BETWEEN, and WATERFALLS/REFLECTIONS.
Controlled Access Terms
- Tkacz, Virlana, 1952-
- Yara Arts Group (New York, N.Y.)
- Theater -- New York (State) -- New York.
- Theater -- Ukraine.