Lviv Academic Theatre was established in 1990 on the wave of
social transformations and Ukraine’s regained independence. The
new stage was created as a result of an agreement between young
actors from different Ukrainian towns, who were not fully
satisfied with the previously existing "slightly" academic
theatre. Yaroslav Fedoryshyn, a graduate from the Faculty of
Drama at the University of Kharkov and GITES in Moscow, a
well-known artist and experienced theatre director became the
head of the new theatre. The Voskresinnia Theatre quickly gained
popularity, presenting world drama which had never been
previously shown in the Ukraine. Step by step, by combining
traditional acting styles based on psychological insight with
the modern visual form, the group has elaborated a specific
stage formula of its own.
For the last 20 years, Voskresinnia Theatre has been invited to
perform in many cities countrywide. The Voskresinnia Theatre has
also been invited to Poland several times and has participated
in international festivals in Wrocław, Kraków, Gdańsk, Szczecin,
Kalisz and Warsaw. It has taken part in international festivals
in Edinburgh, Brest, Novy Sad, Ljubljana, Maribor, Holzminden,
Arkhangelsk, Trabzon, Brest, Lenz, Cairo, Bratislava, Moscow,
Seoul, Valladolid, Salamanca, Prague, Montegranaro and Teheran.
All the theatre’s performances have their own unique character.
They are spectacular and beautifully acted. The most popular
plays staged by the Voskresinnia Theatre are: "Three Sisters" by
Chekhov, "Road to Damascus" by Strindberg, "Giants from
Mountains" by Pirandello, "Job" by Wojtyła, "Annunciation" by
Claudel, and recently "Western Bay" by Koltes.
Since 1996, the Theatre has specialised in open air productions.
The boldness and spectacular style of performances combined with
acting mastery have brought the theatre popularity and
appreciation of the audience. In addition to its stage
productions, the audience has been captured by its open-air
performances such as "Barylief’s Fiesta", "The Saint and the
Sinful", "Danylo Halytskyi", "Gloria", "Job", "Cherry Orchard",
and recently "To Meet Prospero" and "Pinsel’s Mystery Play".
Thanks to these productions, Voskresinnia has become an
unquestionable leading street theatre in the Ukraine.
In 2010, in recognition of its artistic achievements, the
theatre was conferred a highly prestigious title of the Academic
Theatre by the Ukrainian Ministry for Culture.
Krzysztof Dubiel, manager
Actrees, set and costume designer, director, honored artist of Ukraine