Intro to “Ghosts & Branches”

Here I’ve recorded the introduction to “Ghosts & Branches,” a new work by Ukrainian Soldier & Playwright Valeriy Puzik.  I will be narrator at a staged reading of the play at City Garage June 6, 2024. 

This is the third in a series of readings City Garage has presented as part of the Worldwide Ukrainian Play Readings Project in support of humanitarian aid to the people of Ukraine. Attendees are asked to make a minimum donation of $10 but encouraged to give more. 100% of proceeds will be distributed to charities working on the ground in Ukraine (click here for tickets / to donate).

About the Play: A small group of Ukrainian soldiers shelters in the remains of a hut on the front lines of the war. Some are young, some are older; they are ordinary men, who have left behind ordinary lives to do something none of them ever imagined: fight a war. Grimly comic, deeply humane, injecting lovely surreal fantasies that express a longing for peace, seeking shards of light and sources of hope in the grimmest of situations.