Veijo Baltzar established his first Theatre group, Theatre Baltzar, in 1976 in Mikkeli city. The group performed poetic plays scripted and directed by Baltzar in Mikkeli (Mikkeli Theatre) and Helsinki (Lillan Theatre and others).
The work of Theatre Baltzar had created a vision and an understanding that Roma need professional training in Theatre Arts. Thus, Baltzar started working on a concept of realizing a professional Roma theatre course at Theatre Academy Helsinki, which became to reality in 1981.
Performed as a diploma work of the 9-month course, the play The Black Scourge was a sensation. The first and only professional Roma Theatre Drom (=road) in Nordic countries was born.