Green Corridors / Зелені коридори

Survey of a War
Premiere of a Play by Natalia Vorozhbyt

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World Premiere: 14.4.2023
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World Premiere: 14.4.2023

Since the beginning of the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine, “green corridor” has been the term used for designated escape routes for civilians to leave conflict zones – though all too often these corridors offer no safety whatsoever. How can the reality of the refugees’ abrupt existential uprooting even be grasped? In this commissioned work for the Münchner Kammerspiele, written by the Ukrainian playwright Natalia Vorozhbyt while she herself was fleeing, four women from Kharkiv, Chernihiv, Bucha and Kyiv make their way to the European border. They have all witnessed rape and death – except the one woman from Kyiv who is an actor and has not experienced anything terrible herself, though she can play everything. On the other side of the border, a woman named Europa awaits the refugees. She wants to do good but generally understands very little. In the “waiting room for a new life”, conflicts erupt between the characters that are deeply rooted in the history of Ukraine – and Europe. Who betrayed whom? Who profited from whom? Who collaborated with whom? Vorozhbyt is a specialist in the perspective of ordinary people in unspeakable predicaments; in her work, desperation is saturated with a deep-seated black humour.

After her successful play “Bad Roads” and her film of the same name about the situation in occupied Donbas, Natalia Vorozhbyt has created another present-day parable. In this case, the spirits and ghosts of history increasingly mingle with the living. Jan-Christoph Gockel is directing the world premiere with a mixed Ukrainian-German cast – a result of the ongoing dialogue between the Kammerspiele and Ukrainian artists as part of the “Sisterhood Kyiv–Munich” project.

Part of "Female Peace Palace", a joint project between the Münchner Kammerspiele and the Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus. The project is funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.
  • With: Svetlana Belesova, André Benndorff, Johanna Eiworth, Tanya Kargaeva, Maryna Klimova, Julia Slepneva
  • Live Music: Anton Berman
  • Live Illustration: Sofiia Melnyk
  • Directed by: Jan-Christoph Gockel
  • Stage Design: Julia Kurzweg
  • Costume Design: Sophie du Vinage
  • Music: Anton Berman
  • Lighting Design: Christian Schweig
  • Dramaturgy: Viola Hasselberg
  • Dramaturgy Advisor: Oksana Lemishka
  • Translation: Lydia Nagel
  • Assistant to the Director: Dîlan Z. Çapan, Hannah Waldow
  • Directing Assistant Translation: Zhenja Bondarsky
  • Stage Design Assistant: Nikolai Kuchin
  • Costume Design Assistant: Kira Marx
  • Directing Intern: Paula Kraus
  • Stage Design Intern: Helene Kurzweg, Josephine von Collas
  • Stage Manager: Julia Edelmann
  • Prompter: Jutta Masurath
  • Surtitles: Agentur SprachSpiel - Yvonne Griesel
  • Technical Production Management: Adrian Bette
  • Artistic Production Management: Constantin Weidenbach
Dates & Tickets
Fri 14.4. 20:15
Sat 15.4. 19:30
Fri 21.4. 21:00
Tue 25.4. 19:30
Wed 26.4. 19:30
Introduction from 7:00 pm
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Green Corridors / Зелені коридори
  • Therese-Giehse-Halle
  • World Premiere: 14.4.2023