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Yara Arts Group

aka Yara Arts Group   |   New York, NY   |  www.yaraartsgroup.net

Mission

Yara Arts Group creates visually stunning theatre pieces that explore contemporary and traditional cultures of the East. Because of the diversity of our artists, we have privileged access to magnificent texts from overlooked cultures. Each Yara production is an original theatre piece created in rehearsal with texts we have translated. We collaborate with international artists who perform with us in their own languages. What follows is a layering of languages, images, music, rhythms and textures that are unique in origin but alike in their impact on the heart. Our designers and composers join our rehearsals. Together we create original theatre productions in Yara’s signature style of: multilingual dialogue and songs supported by evocative visuals, music and movement.

Ruling year info

1990

Artistic Director

Virlana Tkacz

Main address

306 East 11th St #3B

New York, NY 10003 USA

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EIN

13-3557399

NTEE code info

Theater (A65)

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

Folk Arts (A24)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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We hope to create better understanding of people throughout the world by presenting theatre pieces which reveal new worlds to the audience.

Our programs

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Yara’s Theatre Pieces

Yara Arts Group creates, develops and rehearses a new theatre piece often inspired by traditional material we collect abroad or created by artists we meet. Our theatre pieces usually premiered at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York. The shows then tour to the region where we originally collected the material. Since 1990 Virlana Tkacz has created 40 original theatre pieces. Including "1917-2017: Tychyna Zhadan & the Dogs" named Outstanding Musical of the Year by New York Innovative Theatre Awards. Watoku Ueno has created two shows and ten puppet shows, while Tom Lee created eight puppet shows including "Shank's Mare" which toured to Paris, Hawaii and Japan.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Most of the Arts, Music and Poetry Events we produce are essentially tied to our theatre productions. We find these events help expand our audience base and bring greater depth to the cultural exchange that is at the heart of each of our theatre pieces. They also allow us to first look into topics we are considering to develop as theatre pieces.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Recently we have been invited to create museum exhibitions. The first was to celebrate Yara's 25 Anniversary, which opened at the Ukrainian Museum in New York in 2015, and then traveled to The Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema in Kyiv. Since we have created "Kurbas in Kyiv," about a Ukrainian experimental theatre director from the 1920s, which was on exhibit from February-October 2017 at The Museum of Theatre, Music and Cinema in Kyiv. We also created "Kurbas in Kharkiv" on exhibit January-February 2018 at the Yermilov Center in Kharkiv. Most recently, we created the mega-exhibition "Kurbas: New Worlds" October-December 2018 at the Art Arsenal in Kyiv which was seen by over 20,000 people.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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We strive to create new theatrical pieces that are infused with traditional material. We have created over thirty pieces based on extensive research in Eastern Europe, Siberia and Asia.

We collaborated with international artists (premiere actors, musicians, dancers and storytellers) who contribute their specific expertise and also facilitate our understanding of the complexities of the local culture. Together we create original theatre pieces in Yara's signature style of: multilingual dialogue and songs supported by evocative visuals and documentation.

We have created over thirty pieces based on extensive research in Eastern Europe, Siberia and Asia that have performed at La MaMa Experimental Theatre in New York, Kyiv, Lviv, Kharkiv, Bishkek, Ulan Ude and Ulaanbataar, as well as villages in Kyrgyzstan, the Buryat Republic and China.

We have created over thirty shows and hope to create thirty more.

Financials

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Operations

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Yara Arts Group

Board of directors
as of 10/19/2023
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Board chair

Sam Glazer

Senior Technical Consultant

Sam Glazer

retired

Sarah Foote

Asst Director of Development, Animal Medical center

Adrian Karatnycky

Myrmidon Group LLC

Virlana Tkacz

Theatre Director

Tom Lee

Puppet Theatre Creator

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Female

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