LaMama Coffeehouse Chronicles #122 – Yara Arts Group

On January 31, 2015, LaMama presented their #122 Coffeehouse Chronicles evening.

The night was dedicated to Yara Arts Group.

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Julian Kytasty performs at LaMamaThe beautiful Prelude music was Julian Kytasty.

untitled (10 of 72)Moderated by Svitlana Matviyenko. (Far right)(Far left to Right) Watoku Ueno, Virlana Tkacz, Wanda Phipps.

untitled (18 of 72)Yara resident designer Watoku Uneo talks about his early days with the company.

untitled (26 of 72)Wanda Phibbs talks about her work as dramaturg for the company.

untitled (43 of 72)Virlana Tkacz (director) told the audience many stories of the company in it’s early days and what it is doing presently.

untitled (65 of 72)Cast members (l to r) Masha Pruss, Marina Celander, Akiko Hiroshima(with mic), Meredith Wright and Julia Dobner-Pereira talk about their experiences with the group and the multi-language approach.

For more information on Yara Arts Group, visit their website.

LaMama Coffeehouse Chronicles is Curated by Michal Gamily
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Special 25th Year Anniversary of Yara Arts Group at The Ukranian Musuem. More information here.

Jim R. Moore


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