Life in the US

Vasyl' and Liudmyla Serdiuk at New Year's celebration

The Serdiuks resettled in the US, and made their home in the Trenton, NJ area. They participated in the emigre theater world, maintained contacts with their actor and director colleagues, and were active in Ukrainian theater publications and associations such as the "Holos Aktora" ("The Voice of the Actor") and "Obiednannia Mysttsiv Ukrains'koi Stseny" ("Association of Ukrainian Theatre Artists"). Their archival material contains correspondence and other documents related to these activities.

They were also very involved with the Ukrainian Orthodox parish of St. George in Trenton/Yardville NJ, and their collection contains hundreds of photographs of the activities of the parish.

'Lisova Pisnia' production photograph

Production of "Lisova Pisnia" by the New York 'Studia Mystets'koho Slova' (Lidia Krushel'nyts'ka, director), 1970.

They also continued to act, direct, and support Ukrainian-American theater. They participated in semi-professional and amature productions in the Trenton and Philadephia areas, including the series "Teatr u Piatnytsiu" ("Theater on Fridays"). They were also supportive of Ukrainian youth theater in the US.

Liudmyla died in 1984, and Vasyl' died in 1993.