Preparatory visit before the Ukraine-Norway youth exchange

In July 2024, a preparatory visit of the NGO's representatives to Novregyi took place. This is the first stage of the international youth exchange Erasmus+ (Ukraine - Norway) project "Laboratory of Creative Works", implemented jointly with the Laterna Magica festival and the Vesterålen kommunalt oppgavefellesskap for kultur. "AmaTea was represented by Olena Rosstalna (project manager) and Solomiia Mazepa (youth exchange participant). During the meeting with Norwegian colleagues Alesia, Emma, and Olav, they agreed on a plan for the upcoming youth exchange in August, when a group of young people from Ukraine and Norway will work together to create animations and films in August 2024. The project is funded by the Erasmus+ programme.

"Bobropolis" is in the shortlist

Children Kinofest

In May 2024, Bohdan Nakonechnyi's work "Bobropolis", created at the Laboratory of Creative Ideas, was selected to participate in the Children Kinofest (Children Film Festival). From 7 to 16 June, Bohdan's work and the other finalists will be screened online and offline in cinemas in Kyiv, Lviv, Vinnytsia, Zhytomyr, Dnipro, Lutsk, Odesa, Poltava, Khmelnytskyi and Chernihiv.

Kino Guarimba Film Residency – Rebuilding Ukrainian Cultural Sector

This year, our organisation has become a partner of a major project, namely a film residency that will take place in Southern Italy in September 2024. The project is implemented with the support of the ZMINA: Rebuilding. First wave of international cooperation projects

We Create the World

In April 2024, we completed work on the We Create the World project, which brought together families with children from Semenivka district, Novoselivka and Kyiv region who moved to Chernihiv, as well as families from Chernihiv.
Культура допомагає” — project co-funded by the European
Union under a dedicated call for proposals to support
Ukrainian displaced people and the Ukrainian Cultural and
Creative Sectors. The project is a cooperation between Insha Osvita (UA) and
zusa (DE).

  • Youth Drama Theatre "AmaTea" Youth Drama Theater "AmaTea" was founded in 2006 as an independent amateur theater, and since 2013 AmaTea has been operating as a non-governmental organization.

    The concept of the organization is to create cross-cultural and educational projects; to use the means of art in general and theater in particular to strengthen and develop the community.

    The Head of NGO and the director of the theatre is Olena Rosstalna

Laboratory of Creative Ideas

The project combines creative writing, storytelling, visualization, and animation. We learn how to write, create and tell stories, as well as make our own animations

Art and Media Hub

The project, implemented jointly with the Galagan Chernihiv Regional Art Museum, combines an online educational platform with a physical multicultural space operating in the museum

Theatre Class

The project combines master classes in theater pedagogy and acting, regular classes for young people, and the creation of performances. We currently have Drama in English group

Trainings and Workshops

Performances of Youth Drama Theatre "AmaTea"

Over the years, the theater has created more than 30 performances based on works by Western European and Ukrainian playwrights (O. Wilde, J. B. Priestley, J. Anouilh, L. Francini, Y. Mishima, S. Mrozek, M. Maeterlinck, and others). Several performances created in the premises of Halahan Chernihiv Regional Art Museum and the Tarnovskyi Chernihiv Regional History Museum are united in the art project "Theater in the Museum."

Performance "Indian Tales" by the project "Tales of an Old Suitcase"

Tales of an Old Suitcase

In 2013, the creative project Tales of an Old Suitcase was created for children's audiences. The repertoire includes more than twenty interactive performances for the whole family based on the best works of world children's literature (Tove Jansson, Rudyard Kipling, John Tolkien, George Harris and others) and stories that we have invented ourselves.

The authors of the project are Olena Rosstalna and Oleh Honchar