Saturday, January 22

While Ukraine is at war, theater directors are trying to bridge the gap between East and West. It changed the life of a 19-year-old.

ESSAY: When the war started in Ukraine, directors traveled to the front line to recruit young people to the theater. – It changed my life, says Mark Likachov (19).

This is what Shakespeare’s “Richard the Third” looks like at the Zoloti Vorota Theater in Kiev. The roles are played by seven women.

It takes a few seconds before I recognize him in the sea of ​​fog.

I have not seen Mark Likachov since he was 16 years old and lived in one of Ukraine’s most war-torn cities: Avdijivka. There was fog that day too, and I met Likachov as he hung out in darkened streets with the gang of boys.

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