Downstage: a Modern Drama Collection
DOWNSTAGE is a collection of short annotations of contemporary
plays, comprised of the following information: title, genre,
number of male-female parts, synopsis, publication and staging
dates (if available). The annotations represent Ukrainian authors
of various generations and stylistic approaches. Preference
is given to those with existing creative accomplishments: publications,
stagings, awards. Talented newcomers may also be included. Annotations
of new published plays and theoretical studies in the field
of drama are also planned.
The goal of the collection is to re-establish ongoing ties
between contemporary authors and theatres. These ties will be
welcomed by directors of literary sections in theatres, directors,
managers, literary and theatre critics.
DOWNSTAGE provides information on new dramatic texts according
to genre and theatrical peculiarity. This simplifies searches
and provides orientation in choice. Sections are formed according
to propositions provided by authors, and also to requests from
theatres. Most new entries will be on original Ukrainian texts,
but adaptations and translations of contemporary foreign-language
plays are planned for the future. DOWNSTAGE will also inform
on new books and noteworthy events in the theatre world.