ProEnglish Theatre


Performance by ProEnglish Theatre of Ukraine. In English
The monoplay
This is a story of one night in Rome that changed the course of history. The performance is an attempt to artistically reflect on the topic of violence by promoting the statement of life and power beauty.
The show is a multi-disciplinary and multicultural project based on The Rape of Lucrecia by William Shakespeare, Ukrainian folk songs, Taras Shevchenko, Lesia Ukrainka and Christina Bila poetry, Ovid’s testimonies and the documented stories of women from the Kyiv region, East and South of Ukraine. It combines physical theatre with Shakespearean verse, an approach to authentic Ukrainian drama based on the Les Kurbas method.
Work continues on the play, which began in May 2022 in collaboration with the Shakespeare Festival in Craiova thanks to the ideas and support of Vlad Dragulescu (artistic director of the National Theatre of Craiova) and Joanna Snezhko (head of the European network of Shakespeare festivals).
It was designed and executed during the Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, Romania, in May-June 2022, the Gdansk Shakespeare Festival, Poland, in July 2022, and at Pro.Act Fest in Kyiv, Ukraine, in August 2022.

more about the show

tania shelepko

Theatre director

Kateryna Hordiienko

lead actress
sound director and vocal coach – Olena Levchenko
choreography – Tatiana Shelepko, Chrystyna Bila, Kateryna Hordiienko
poster design and background video – Daria Shablienko
Photo, video, light design – team of the National Theater Marina Sorescu, Shakespeare Festival in Craiova, Les Kurbas Center, Pro.Act Fest team
Soundtracks of:
Dakha Brakha – Vesna
Vitaly Vyshnitsky – Dodescaden


Alex Borovenskiy is the founder of ProEnglish Theatre and ProEnglish Drama School, of PRO.ACT Fest and WEST. He is also the founder of numerous jokes and great plays!

Actor and director with 10+ years of experience with independent theatres (Маскамрад, Splash Theatre, 3S, Kyiv Players, ProEnglish Theatre, TUG). As an experienced TEFL teacher and acting coach Alex always says “English is my profession, Theatre is my passion”. He has taught English for more than 15 years working with corporate companies, groups of different levels and individual students.

Alex taught a lot of groups at ProEnglish Drama School: Group 0, Group1, Group 2, Group 3, Group 4, Group 15, Group 37, Group 48, Group 105 and 109, a lot! He also conducts acting and language workshops at different companies and individually. 

As a director Alex Borovenskiy staged over 100 monologues and dialogues, 4 performances of ProEnglish Drama School and 10 performances of ProEnglish Theatre.

We don’t know if Alex was hyperactive kid, but for sure he is the most hyperactive adult we know!

DAN Vynohradov

Dan graduated from Kyiv University of Culture, he is a theatre and film actor. While studying at the university, Dan acted in TV series and commercials. Since January 2022, acts at ProEnglish Theatre. Dan is a brave and ambitious actor, never afraid of tough roles. Played a gay soldier in “Love at times” and several various characters in “War. Texts. Ukraine.” project – stage readings of modern Ukrainian plays in English. His biggest part so far is HE, main character from “Naïve Experiments” directed by Alex Borovenskiy. Charismatic and vulnerable HE wins the hearts of the audience with the first appearance on stage.