by Lianna Makuch
Produced by Pyretic Productions in association with Punctuate! Theatre
May 24 - June 5, 2022
STUDIO THEATRE at the ATB Financial Arts Barns (10330 – 84 Ave)
Tuesday-Saturday 7:30pm, Sundays 2pm
No performances on Mondays.
Alina is inspired by the true experiences of a 19-year-old volunteer Ukrainian combat medic who leaves everything behind to go to the front line of one of the deadliest battles of the war in Eastern Ukraine in 2015 — the battle for the Donetsk Airport. But it is when she returns home to the shock of “peaceful” civilian life that she realizes her struggle does not end at the front.
Alina is an exhilarating, breathless journey toward and away from war.
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Written by Lianna Makuch
Directed by Patrick Lundeen
Dramaturgy by Matthew MacKenzie
Movement Direction by Amber Borotsik
Production Design by Stephanie Bahniuk
Electronic Composition by Noor Dean Musani
Sound Design by Aaron Macri
Video Design by Amelia Scott
Stage Management by Lore Green
Produced by Sheiny Satanove
Co-Production Management / Technical Direction by Chris Kavanagh & Simon Wicks
Outreach Coordinator & Associate Producer – Mel Bahniuk
Alina - Christina Nguyen
Featuring Lora Brovold
We welcome you to visit the Alberta Council for Ukrainian Arts Pop-Up Gallery at the Fringe Grounds Café, also located in the ATB Financial Arts Barns! Take in artwork from local Ukrainian artists, and grab a drink before the show.
Ukrainian Community Night (post-show reception in the ACUA Pop-up Gallery)
Pay What You Will
We ask audiences to please remain masked during the performance. Performers will be unmasked while performing.
Donate in Support of Ukraine
Pyretic Productions has been fundraising in support of Alina Viatkina, the real-life subject of this play. Since Russia’s full-scale invasion on February 24, 2022, Alina has been raising funds to purchase non-lethal defensive equipment such as bulletproof vests, medical aid, helmets, etc., for front line volunteers in Ukraine.
We will be providing the opportunity to donate to Alina’s efforts at the performance of the play, including cash, cheque, and e-transfer. 100% of your donation will go to support Ukraine’s defence against the Russian invasion.
To learn more about our efforts, or to make a donation in advance, visit www.supportalinaukraine.com