Konstantin Osipovich Shorstein studied at the law faculty of Kiev University.
Konstantin Osipovich Shorstein began his creative activity in 1900 in Kiev: he worked in many enterprises in Russia. In 1908-1909 and 1916-1917 he served in the Voronezh Drama Theater, played in the performances: "Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, "Uriel Acosta" by Karl Gutskov, "Woe from Wit" by Alexander Griboedov and others. After 1917 he performed in theaters of Turkestan. In 1918 participated in the creation of the first Soviet Theater in Central Asia. The main performances: "The Marriage" and "The Examiner" by Nikolai Gogol, "Fathers and Sons" by Ivan Turgenev, "Petty Bourgeois" by Maxim Gorky, "Royal Barber" by Anatoly Lunacharsky, etc.