Tamara Trunova

Tamara Trunova studied at the Kyiv National Linguistic University majoring in “translation”. In 2008 she graduated from Karpenko-Kary Kyiv National University of Theater, Film and Television, Faculty of Directing, course of Eduard Mytnytsky. She combines creative and teaching activities, e.g. at the Karpenko-Kary University. Since 2011 she has been working at the Left Bank Theatre, where she is Chief Director since 2019.

In 2016 and 2018 she was a member of the jury of the Edinburgh Fringe International Festival (UK). In 2016, Tamara Trunova became the winner of the competition theater program “Taking the Stage”. She staged “Sasha, take out the trash” and “Bad Roads”, both written by Natalka Vorozhbyt. With both her stagings of Natalia Vorozhbyt’s plays she won the first place in the rating “Kyiv Account” 2017 and 2018. “Bad Roads” won the II All-Ukrainian Theater Festival-Award “GRA” in multiple categories in 2019.

Tamara Trunova is further a multi-award winning playwright. In 2021 was rewarded with the “Women in Arts” prize in the category “Women in the Theater”.