An initiative launched by Ukrainian playwrights.


In spite of war and in defiance of the constant threat of air raids, a new theatre has opened its doors in Kyiv. The Theatre of Playwrights is an initiative launched by twenty Ukrainian playwrights. In June, when the theatre had not yet found a home, the Kasino hosted a remarkable reading including talks with three of the theatre’s authors. 

On 7 December, the Kasino and the Kyiv Theatre of Playwrights will hold two parallel readings that will be linked via a live connection. Texts by Ukrainian authors, written specifically for this event, will be presented in two languages. Author Natalia Vorozhbyt, who fled the war and found refuge in Vienna, will lead a discussion with the directors of the Kyiv theatre. 

As with all our performances, a limited number of free tickets are available to people with refugee status. These can be acquired at the Burgtheater box office from the day before the event. Please note that these tickets can only be issued to persons who can present a document proving their status. 

Any donations will go the Theatre of Playwrights and would be greatly appreciated. 

Mavie Hörbiger, Regina Fritsch, Nils Strunk and Florian Teichtmeister will read the texts.

Tickets and more information: Autor*innentheater Kyjiw – Synchron | Burgtheater

Austrian National Library, Augustinertrakt Van Swieten-Saal
Address: Josefplatz 1, 1010 Vienna, Entrance Prunksaal

Cover picture: Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz, Photo: Georg Soulek / Burgtheater

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Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.