Photo: Armin Smailovic


Green Corridors / Зелені коридори

Survey of a War
Premiere of a Play by Natalka Vorozhbyt

 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World Premiere: 14.4.2023
 German & Ukrainian with German & English surtitles
 Strobe Effect
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, unter 30 Jahren: 10€
 Therese-Giehse-Halle
 World Premiere: 14.4.2023
 German & Ukrainian with German & English surtitles
 Strobe Effect
 Thu-Sat: 25€, Sun-Wed: 20€, unter 30 Jahren: 10€

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 Natalka 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, Natalka 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.
  • Dramaturgy Advisor Oksana Lemishka
  • Translation Lydia Nagel
  • Assistant to the Director Dîlan Z. Çapan, Hannah Waldow
  • Directing Assistant Translation Yevgen Bondarskyy
  • 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
  • Stage Master Trevor Nelthorpe
  • Lighting William Grüger, Wolfgang Wiefarn
  • Sound Thomas Schlienger, Katharina Widmaier-Zorn
  • Video Jens Baßfeld, Jake Witlen
  • Make-Up Caroline Montfort, Thomas Opatz, Sofie Reindl
  • Costumes Lotta Goeden, Angelika Stingl
  • Props Dagmar Nachtmann, Heidemarie Sänger
  • Carpentry Erik Clauß, Josef Friesl, Josef Piechatzek, Hannes Zippert
  • Metalworker Jürgen Goudenhooft, Friedrich Würzhuber
  • Scenic Painting Evi Eschenbach, Ingrid Weindl
  • Stage Sculpture Maximilian Biek
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