Yara Arts Group stands in solidarity with all those seeking justice and equality

and those speaking out against police brutality and discrimination in all its forms.


Yara Arts Group at 30

Yara Arts Group's 30th Season:

June 2020

Special Virtual Poetry & Music Events

May 2020

Yara's 30 Quarantine House Party 

April 2020

Zhadan & Friends: 2020 virtually

December 2019

Koliada & Music from the Carpathians 

Opera GAZ & Winter Songs on Mars

at La MaMa New York

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:

FOLK FIDDLER: Pawlo Humeniuk


This Ukrainian immigrant from Pidvolochysk, was known as “The King of Ukrainian Music” in the 1920s. Yara’s Virlana Tkacz talks to folklorist Iryna Voloshyna about his recordings and the US Orchestra in Kyiv which is inspired by his repertoire today. Links to program & live-stream.

press release for virtual events in June

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.


“The production of Swan is a virtuoso translation of Lysheha’s text – it is not simply a literary translation into English, but rather a translation of poetry into the languages of music, light, image, movement of the human body, human voice…." 
Dzvinka Matiash, in Kyiv’s Komentar

More on Oleh Lysheha and his poetry

Yara and UECC Jenkintown present:



Yara has created several theatre pieces based on poetry by Oleh Lysheha, including: “Swan” (2003). Director Virlana Tkacz talks with participants and shows video clips.
program & press release

Live stream June 25, 2020 recording after

Special sponsors: Ukrainian Community Foundation and Ukrainian Self Reliance FCU.


Friday, April 24, Poets: recording

with Dzvinia Orlowsky, Wanda Phipps, Olena Jennings & Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. 

Program link

Saturday, April 25, Jazz: recording with Anthony Coleman, Fima Chupakhin, Bob Holman & Yara actors

Program link

click links above for recordings of events


Times Literary Supplement: "World-class poet"  "masterfully translated"

What We Live For, What We Die For Selected Poems by Serhiy Zhadan, translated by Virlana Tkacz & Wanda Phipps. (Yale University Press, 2019)

More on book and how to order

Yara's Opera GAZ  with Nova Opera

December 19, 20 & 22, 2019 photos
La MaMa in New York City 


9/17/2019: VIENNA photos

6/11/2019: Ukrainian premiere  Franko Theater in Kyiv 

11/11/2018 worksho[ at the “Kurbas: New Worlds” Art Arsenal in Kyiv

 Yara presents:

Koliada and Music from the Carpathians

with the Koliadnyky from the village of Kryvorivnia who sing traditional winter songs ("Koliada") and play the brilliant “troista” instrumental music from the Carpathian Mountain in Ukraine


in New York Dec 2-30, 2019


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New York, NY 10003 USA

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