It was just over twenty years ago that the Kiev Drama Theatre in Podol came into existence. Podol is one of the older districts that make up the capital of Kiev in Ukraine. When the district was first formed in 1811 it was known for its fishermen and craftsmen, but today the industry has changed quite a bit.
The Les Kurbas Theatre of Lviv was first established in 1988, as the local actors in the town discovered a growing desire to remove themselves from the old customs and traditions associated with theatre at that time. These efforts to produce more modernized pieces were supported by Volodymyr Kuchynsky and a following of young actors who were first and foremost in helping to realize this dream.