Shadow Theatre Verba - Who we are, Театр теней Верба О нас, Тетар тіней ВЕРБА - Ким ми є

Shadow theatre Verba – We speak the same language with all world

The VERBA team, with the help of unique form of creativity as a shadow theater, strives to overcome any barriers and boundaries (territorial, national, linguistic) between people all over the world.

Shadow is the universal language of communication. Visualizing various subjects – taken from life or existing in books and films – the actors manage to transfer the viewer to a new reality for him, to give the opportunity to be surprised, rejoice, empathize, reflect on the important or return to carefree childhood.

Also, traveling around the world, the team acquaints its viewers with Ukraine – the birthplace of many talented and outstanding people. Actors dream of becoming one from a list of such famous names as Shevchenko, Klitschko, Bubka, Jamala and calling positive bright associations about their country.

   The Shadow Theater VERBA – Made in Ukraine!


The creative path of the VERBA team began in 2010.

Discovering the genre of the shadow theater and being inspired by an unfamiliar form of art before, a group of enthusiasts was the first in Ukraine to create their own shadow show. The experiment with the play of light, shadow and plasticity of the human body proved to be more than successful. Under the name of the Shadow TheaterFireflies team came on the stage of the television talent show “Ukraine got talent.” The Ukrainian spectator very warmly accepted a new genre and artists.

In the next 5 years, the shadow group with the help of constant creative search and professional growth managed to make itself known not only in the native Ukraine but also far beyond its borders. Due to the artists of the Fireflies, the audience of such tv-show as “Mam Talent” (Poland), “Das Supertalent” (Germany), “Minute of Glory” (Russia), “France Digital Talent” (France), as well as many other countries and the cities in which the theater managed to visit with tours and performances (China, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Oman, Turkey, Bulgaria, Armenia) now is knowing about such genre.

In 2015, the disintegration of the former team and participation in the talent show “Romanii au Talent” (Romania) led to the creation of a new project called VERBA. The change of name, concept and team became a new step in the development of shadow theater from Ukraine. The artists started the show’s talent in Romanian with the idea of popularizing native country in the world’s creative space. Romania with great interest and support meet the shadow theater VERBA, which allowed the team to become finalists of the show. The audience was impressed by the unexpected visual form, in which the artists presented the world-famous love story from the movie “Titanic.”

In just two years, the team created three full-length shadow shows – “Shadow Hollywood”, “Kingdom of Shadows” and “Shadow Space”.

To participate in the talent show “Ukraine got talent” was created the first in Europe shadow children’s theater VERBA kids.

Social video work “Save the Earth” about the importance of preserving nature has become a laureate of many film festivals.

The list of tour geography has been replenished by the United States, India, Ireland, the United Arab Emirates, Monaco, Lebanon, Moldova, Saudi Arabia and many others.

“Romania’s Got Talent” (Bucharest, Romania)

“Ukraine is a talent” (Ukraine)

Eventex (Sofia, Bulgaria)

Techfest (Mumbai, India)

Handle Climate Change Film Festival (China)

Jewrovision (Karlsruhe, Germany)

BITCNI Awards (Belfast, Ireland)

Qatar Total Open (Doha, Qatar)

Presentation of Lancome at the Nocibe Convention (Monaco)

King Abdulaziz Camel Festival (Saudi Arabia)

4th Silk Road International Arts Festival (Xi’an, China)

30th-anniversary SABIS (Beirut, Lebanon)

Katara Village for the El Adha Festival (Doha, Qatar)

Sharjah International Narrator Forum (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Sharjah International Book Fair (Sharjah, United Arab Emirates)

Arte Non-Stop Festival (Buenos Aires, Argentina)

The shadow theater VERBA is in constant creative search and development strives to improve the quality of its shows, use modern audio-visual technologies, to delight and inspire people around the world with their creativity!