The only thing that can “tame” the non-artistic segment of
society toward art is the presence of a highly creative individual
who verbalizes or visualizes what is obscured for society, what
exists only in premonition. Play, announcing the “death of individual
style” and “death of the author”, is similar to attempts of
annulling Romance or Childbirth. I choose the element of Truth.
Art Scholar, journalist, manager, senior researcher at the
Les’ Kurbas SCTA, candidate of art scholarship, laureate of
the Ivan Kotliarevs’kyi literary-artistic Prize. Defended candidate’s
dissertation entitled “The Function of Folkloric Citations in
Ukrainian Dramaturgy and Theatre in the Second Half of the 19th
Century”. Co-author of a methodological teaching guide entitled
“Acting Craft for Managers” (NAU, Kyiv, 1996), author of the
booklet “Maria Levyts’ka” (Kyiv, 1999). Creator and director
of the VIVA VOX© project, whose prime task is the preparation
and publication of books by and about cultural practitioners,
utilizing the extensive interview method.
Presented papers at the “Folklore and Contemporary World” European
Symposium (Kyiv, 1990), the Sixth Symposium of Ukrainianists
(Odessa, 1999). Has also presented the following papers at conferences:
“Les’ Kurbas: Intellectual Harlequin-Who’s Next?” (Kyiv, 1994),
“Theatre. A Depiction of Time. Free Associations/Ukrainian Theatre
on the Brink of the Third Millenium” (Kyiv, 1995), “Second Honchar
Readings (Kyiv, 1996). Author of television and film screenplays.
Has experience in administring grants, and in PR and management.
Works at the intersection of art scholarship and the psychology
of creativity. Research interests include: problems of the study
of individual style, the development of new methodological approaches,