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The Les Kurbas Theatre

The Les Kurbas Theatre of Lviv is one of Ukraine’s most critically acclaimed theatres – both in Ukraine and abroad.

The Les Kurbas Theatre of Lviv was founded in 1988 by Volodymyr Kuchynsky and a troupe of young actors who, like the celebrated Ukrainian director Les Kurbas and his collegues in 1918, found themselves to be “newly trained...stuck amid old repertoires and longing for some more.” Since its inception, the Les Kurbas Theatre has grown into one of Ukraine’s most critically acclaimed theatres – both in Ukraine and abroad. Its productions of Grace-given Erodii, Games for Faust, and Apocrypha have been invited to (and invariably taken prizes at) numerous international theatre festivals. It also hosts its own biannual festival, “Theatre: Method and Practice,” and has collaborated in joint projects and workshops at the Gardzience Center of Theatre Studies (Poland), The Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski (Italy), Anatoly Vasiliev”s Studio at the School of Dramatic Art (Russia) and The Saratoga International Theatre Institute (New York). Additionally, the theatre conducts workshops throughout Europe and America.

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