English-speaking theatre in Kyiv, Ukraine
Sees its mission in making up-to-date and quality theatre events for multi-cultural Ukrainian society; developing a friendly, creative and quality English-speaking space for theatre and film actors in Ukraine; in promoting Ukrainian actors and culture initiatives abroad and bringing colleagues from abroad to Ukraine in order to enhance international exchange and communication in the field of performing and allied arts. In Ferbruary 2022, due to the war, transformed its premises into a bomb shelter for artists and locals.
ProEnglish Drama School
is an institution created to serve people in their need in a high-quality acting education. Our main areas of work are:
- acting classes for Actors and Non-Actors in English (adults and teens)
- classes of Drama Therapy and Relief Acting Workshops in English and Ukrainian
- methodology work on Theatre&Education
Our main goal is to create possibilities for people in Ukraine and all over the world to Meet and Act together, to build communities of Compassion and Art.
We have chosen English as our main language of communication due to its international status.
Both ProEnglish Theatre and Drama School are one of the most immersive English-speaking environments in Kyiv which helps to practice the language and start the journey of international collaborations and friendships. This also allows us to be part of an international theatre community and also provide our services as acting coaches and drama therapy coaches to basically anyone in the world.
To Act is to Breathe. To Act in English is to breath fire!
How did we start?
ProEnglish Drama School birth date is 20.09.2014. It started as regular meetings of English-speaking theatre studio under guidance of Alex Borovenskiy. First 2 year we had 20 students. Starting from 2016 more team members joined: we invited an administrator to work with us and 2 more acting coaches. Each year the team, number of groups and students were growing. In 2018 the institution divided into a professional independent English-speaking theatre ProEnglish Theatre and acting educational centre ProEnglish Drama School. So, the history of the theatre dates back to January 20, 2018, when the play “Cripples of Inishmaan” (originally Drama School performance) was performed with professional actors.