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A non-historical chronicle “text for theatre” by KLIM
premiere 2004

‘Bohdan’ is not a historical chronicle.  It’s not meant to be about historical events.  I’m interested in something else all together: the question of one’s will.  Where does it lie—internally, or is it controlled by some external force?  Personally, I think it’s internal.  If one is truly free, he cannot be forced not to be free.  When this happens, he is missing something about himself.
Volodymyr Kuchynsky
  • Director – Volodymyr Kuchynsky
  • Set and Costume Design – Volodymyr Karashevsky


  • Bohdan Khmelnytsky – Oleh Stephan
  • Wladislaw – Oleksiy Kravchuk, Oleh Tsiona
  • Adam Kysil – Volodymyr Kuchynsky, Oleh Tsiona
  • Yudith – Tamara Gorgisheli, Maria Kopytchak, Myroslava Rachynska
  • The Unknown One – Andriy Vodychev
  • Kobzar – Mykola Bereza
  • Running time: 1:40


  • Bez Granic, international theater festival (Poland, 2010)

KLIM (Volodymyr Klymenko) is a director, playwright and pedagogue. He studied directing at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS) in Moscow under Anatoliy Efros and Anatoliy Vasiliev, after which he created his own studio. One of his more renowned projects of this time was “Stair-wood”devoted to the theatrical investigation of Indo-Europe cultural traditions. KLIM is the author of more than thirty “texts for theatre