In October and November 2017, ETC member theatres Deutsches Theater Berlin, Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi welcomed five young Ukrainian theatre makers to work for four weeks with their artistic teams in the fields of Acting, Dramaturgy, Stage Direction, International Projects Management and PR. The intensive work programme involved the scholars in the daily creative and artistic processes until a production premiere, thus offering the chance to discover the working structures at public repertory theatres in Georgia and Germany. A scholarship meeting during the Fast Forward Festival at Staatsschauspiel Dresden (2 – 5 November 2017) brought together all scholars with other European emerging directors whose performances are invited to the festival. Exchanging artistic viewpoints, working experiences and conditions is in focus of this networking session to provide new personal and professional perspectives.

Scholars 2017


Viktoria Myroniuk

Staatsschauspiel Dresden (Germany)

Viktoria Myroniuk is an independant multimedia artist, performer and theatre-maker. She studied Performing Art, Theory of Culture, Stage Practice and Visual Culture in The Netherlands, Serbia, Spain, Belgium and Ukraine. She has won several awards such as the Best Acting award at the International Odessa Film festival and is a laureate of the ART Prospect residency at GeoAir. Amongst others, she directed the performance “Rite of Passage” in Tbilisi, Georgia and she is highly interested in participatory theatre formats as well as the involvement of media arts in theatre. At the Staatsschauspiel Dresden, she works at the dramaturgy department from November 2nd to December 3rd 2017.



Viktoria Shvydko

Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, Tbilisi (Georgia)

Graduated with a Theater Master Degree from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv in 2012, she has studied Theatre Criticism. Today, Viktoria is a Manager at Lviv Puppet Theater. She co-founded the “First Stage of Modern dramaturgy”, a non-governmental theater company, and the “NGO”, an initiative for introducing social change through culture. From October 1st to 30th 2017 she explored the international projects and festival management department and developed intercultural connections at the Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre in Tbilisi.



Ielizaveta Oliinyk

Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany)

Ielizaveta Ollinyk completed her master studies in Theater Studies at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz (Germany) where she developed a strong interest for documentary theatre. She currently works as a journalist, theatre critic and is co-editor of the "Ukrainian Theater Magazine" in Kiev. She has been part of different performing arts projects such as "Maps of fear, maps of identity" and "From home to home" to which she was the co-director. Ielizaveta Ollinyk assists in the dramaturgy department and the creative team of the production "Afzals Daughter" by Ayad Akhtarat at the Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe from 6th November to 4th December 2017.


Semen Kyslyi, Danylo Shramenko and Yevheniia


Deutsches Theater Berlin (Germany)

Semen Kyslyi, Danylo Shramenko and Yevheniia Syvokozova realise their artistic scholarship in the Deutsches Theater from the 31st October to the 3rd December 2017.

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