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Lianna Makuch


Lianna Makuch is a Ukrainian Canadian playwright, director, performer, co-Artistic Producer of Pyretic Productions, and a producer with Punctuate! Theatre. She has travelled several times to Ukraine to research and develop her plays Barvinok and Alina, which have garnered awards and recognition including the Shevchenko Foundation’s 2020 REACH Award, a 2022 Edmonton Artist Trust Fund Award, and was shortlisted for the 2022 Alberta Playwrighting Award.  Lianna was recently Assistant Director on Jane Eyre and A Christmas Carol for the Citadel Theatre, and won the Dora Award for Outstanding Direction for her work on First Métis Man of Odesa this past theatre season. Thank you to Patrick for his ongoing love and support. #StandWithUkraine