Mom on Skype

In a bomb shelter in Lviv, Ukraine, a young soldier on duty, rehearses a play that he has directed about the separation and disconnection of children and parents. His cast is comprised of 9 children between the ages of 10 and 14 including his own daughter. Children who, overnight, have had to deal with the realities of missiles directed at them, bombs falling around them, and the fear that at any moment a family member or they themselves might die.

Irondale will bring this courageous production, Mom on Skype with its Ukrainian cast to Brooklyn this August with your help.

For 3 weeks the young Ukrainian performers from The School of Open Minded Kids Studio Theatre will rehearse, interact with the Irondale Young Company and sample New York City’s cultural riches. They have also been invited by the organization Sing for Hope, to a youth retreat in Ivoryton Connecticut where they will create theater and music with other American teens.

Won’t you sponsor one of these visitors? We still have approximately $40,000 to ensure that we can make this project work. You can sponsor the entire trip for one Ukrainian visitor for $3,000. That includes meals, tickets to museums, shows, tourist attractions, and travel expenses. Please help us bring this group over. It will certainly change their lives — and it may change yours.


Please consider donating to this project. We still need $40,000 to ensure that we can make this happen.

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