Oleksandra Basko’s gripping, present saga of her family’s personal journey through the strife and uncertainty of the Russo-Ukrainian War and Putin’s full-scale invasion of her country.
Moscow Nights’ Artistic Director, Natasha O. Ramer found Oleksandra’s real-time biography online and sought to bring the universal experiences of her life in a war-torn country to the greater world through adapting her memoirs into a dramatic production.
Oleksandra captures the universal terror that crosses political and geographic borders, that of the human experience, of the mother: the one who seeks the protection, growth, and betterment of her husband and three children. It is a feeling not far from what any one of us may feel should the world around us coming crashing under at the aggressive appropriation of a driven, capable, destructive force of control and power.
Moscow Nights is currently adapting Basko’s work with translations by John Freedman into a dramatic production with the intent to stage and film the work to share with a larger audience than the New Orleans-based arts organization could hope to touch form a live performance alone.
We hope to share with you the personal saga of Oleksandra and her family in this current, unfolding conflict that has gripped the world’s attention. Witness a lone voice be pulled out from the noise of 24 hours news cycles and the screams of a war-torn country as she relates the explaining current events to her children, assuring them while fearing for their safety, looking to her husband for shared strength and dependance, while knowing his duty is one of fighting the invaders, and trying each day to see the light at the dawn of a day without war.
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