Virlana Tkacz

Virlana Tkacz (b. June 23, 1952 in Newark, NJ) is the founding director of the Yara Arts Group, a resident company at the world-renowned La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club in New York. She was educated at Bennington College and Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in theatre directing. With Yara she created eighteen original theatre pieces based on fragments of contemporary poetry and traditional songs, chants, myth, history and legends. Although grounded in traditional material, Yara’s pieces are experimental in essence, employing projections and complex musical scores to explore our relationship to time and consciousness

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Virlana Tkacz was a contributor to MPT Series 2 Number 11, Poetry from Peru and Russia

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