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“A FEW” WORDS FROM THE ORGANIZERS:

“A FEW” WORDS FROM THE ORGANIZERS:

Have you ever felt like you were in a vacuum?
That's how we felt when we lost Danny. But there was one thing we felt more terrible than the pain - oblivion.
To fight the oblivion, we created this festival. To transform something that was interrupted into something to pass on. To create something far greater than a sorrow, even a human story. And here we are, two years after the first edition of the festival - running against the windmills in unrestrained euphoria, because in this multi-faceted and terribly complex world we put a small dot - and we proved it. We have proven that loving what you do selflessly and endlessly is that inner drive that always leads you to your ultimate goal in the end.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
To PFC "Beroe" and to the actors who participated in the realization of the craziest idea in the world - the organization of a charity football match "ACTORS vs. BEROE" in September 2018. One of the biggest Bulgarian football players also took a special part in the event - Dimitar Berbatov, and the meeting was held at the "Beroe" stadium, provided free of charge by the mayor of Stara Zagora - Zhivko Todorov. A few weeks later, the team of "King Elen" played in the Theater.
"Azaryan" charity performance for the festival. And in January of this year, on the stage of the Nikolay Binev Youth Theater, the class from the 2017 graduation of Prof. Plamen Markov at NATFIZ, of which Danail was also a part, played "Bai Balcho Mentions" also for charity on the day of Danny's birthday.
We thank the Drama Theater "Geo Milev" and the State Puppet Theater - Stara Zagora, who provided us with their stages and made them our home! Thank you to all institutions, sponsors and partners! We thank every single person who helped us - with words, advice, work, funds, material base, every single exhausted volunteer, the participants and the academies.
We continue boldly forward!

Have you ever felt like you were in a vacuum?
That's how we felt when we lost Danny. But there was one thing we felt more terrible than the pain - oblivion.
To fight the oblivion, we created this festival. To transform something that was interrupted into something to pass on. To create something far greater than a sorrow, even a human story. And here we are, two years after the first edition of the festival - running against the windmills in unrestrained euphoria, because in this multi-faceted and terribly complex world we put a small dot - and we proved it. We have proven that loving what you do selflessly and endlessly is that inner drive that always leads you to your ultimate goal in the end.
Thanks to everyone who made this possible!
To PFC "Beroe" and to the actors who participated in the realization of the craziest idea in the world - the organization of a charity football match "ACTORS vs. BEROE" in September 2018. One of the biggest Bulgarian football players also took a special part in the event - Dimitar Berbatov, and the meeting was held at the "Beroe" stadium, provided free of charge by the mayor of Stara Zagora - Zhivko Todorov. A few weeks later, the team of "King Elen" played in the Theater.
"Azaryan" charity performance for the festival. And in January of this year, on the stage of the Nikolay Binev Youth Theater, the class from the 2017 graduation of Prof. Plamen Markov at NATFIZ, of which Danail was also a part, played "Bai Balcho Mentions" also for charity on the day of Danny's birthday.
We thank the Drama Theater "Geo Milev" and the State Puppet Theater - Stara Zagora, who provided us with their stages and made them our home! Thank you to all institutions, sponsors and partners! We thank every single person who helped us - with words, advice, work, funds, material base, every single exhausted volunteer, the participants and the academies.
We continue boldly forward!

JURY

JURY

Javor Gardev is a Bulgarian stage and film director. He holds an MA degree in Philosophy from Sofia University, and in Theatre Directing from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. One of the foremost directors of his native Bulgaria, he has staged more than 40 performances which were presented in Sofia, Varna, Berlin, Paris, Lille, Bern, Gdansk, Moscow, St.Petersburg, Lisbon, Rotterdam, and Utrecht, to name a few. Among the plays he has staged are William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” and “King Lear“, Edward Albee’s “The Play about The Baby” and “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?”, Heiner Müller’s “Quartet‘, Jean Genet’s “The Maids“, Peter Weiss’ “Marat/Sade“, Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman” and “A Behanding in Spokane“. His feature film debut “Zift” (2008) won nineteen domestic and international awards and special mentions, including “Silver St. George” for Best Director in Main Competition at the 30th Moscow IFF. Besides his prolific theatre work, Gardev has directed radio-dramas and authored performance art and video artworks.

Thierry Harcourt is a director working between London and Paris. Amongst over thirty plays he directed are “The talented Mr Ripley”; “Arsenic and the Old Lace”; “What you get and what you expect” in Lyric Hammersmith, London; “Orange Mécanique” (A Clockwork Orange) at the Cirque d’hiver, Paris; “Polyeucte” by Corneille in Théâtre Mouffetard, Paris; “La crème de la crème” in New York; some of his performances tour the world. He has directed “Venus’ Island” for the Avignon festival. He won awards with the sell out french version of Robin Maugham’s “The Servant”. He directed and co-wrote a short movie Photo de Famille and a feature film Venice A/R. In 2007 at the National Theatre of Sofia he directed “An Ideal husband” by Oscar Wilde and following its success he returned for “Thieves Carnival” by Jean Anouilh. He is currently in rehearsals for a unknown play by Pablo Picasso. 

John Freedman has translated 80 Russian plays, which have been performed in England, the U.S., Canada, Australia and South Africa. His play “Dancing, Not Dead” won The Internationalists new play competition in 2011, and his short play “Five Funny Tales from Buenos Aires” was an entry in the 2013 Long Distance Affair skype project produced by Pop Up Theatrics (NY). With Jennifer Johnson and the Double Edge Theatre company he co-authored “The Firebird” in 2010. He has written and/or edited 11 books on Russian themes, and is currently Assistant to the Artistic Director at Moscow’s Stanislavsky Electrotheatre. Born and educated in the United States (Harvard PhD ’90 in Russian Literature), he lived in Moscow from 1988 to 2018. He currently resides on the island of Crete.

PARTICIPANTS

PARTICIPANTS

The Russian Institute of Theatre Arts - GITIS, Moscow, Russia Money to Burn

Faculty of Dramatic Arts, The Saints Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia Who the fuck started all this

The Polish National Film Television and Theatre School, Lodz, Poland

Faculty of the Arts, Department of Theater Arts of Tel Aviv University, Israel Murder

National Academy For Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”, Sofia, Bulgaria

London College of Music, The University of West London, UK A History of Violence

The Copla Cabaret

WORKSHOPS

WORKSHOPS

Miqueu Montanaro is a a multi-instrumentalist and a composer who has traveled around the world giving concerts. He has been leading improvisational workshops at many art festivals dedicated to all kinds of artists. As he describes it, he encounters the artist with the “musical I” within anyone. After artistically directing the center for the creation of new traditional music, Montanaro devotes himself to the development of his company through the diffusion of his creations and the writing of shows combining song, painting, video, contemporary and traditional dance, ball and Street music.

Two languages – one stage a multilingual workshop for actors and theatre practitioners lead by director Ealeal Semel and the “Murder” ensemble from Faculty of the Arts, Department of Theater Arts of Tel Aviv University, Israel Theatre and language are inseparable – they both tell a story about our identity. As a bilingual ensemble, we view the use of more than one language on stage as an opportunity for drama and powerful storytelling. In this practical workshop, participants will take part in acting exercises exploring this dramatic potential.

LECTURES

LECTURES

THE ACTORS AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

THE ACTORS AND SKILLS OF THE FUTURE

Dr. Dessislava Stoitcheva is a Programme Manager at the British Council and guest lecturer on Art Management at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA). She has practical experience in leading cross border projects and international teams in more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia and Africa. She is one of the founders of the Stage Arts Management MA programme at NATFA in Sofia and has been a guest lecturer on Art Management since 2005. She is a certified project manager by IPMA and has BTEC Professional Award in Business Impact and ROI Measurement. Being professional actress and manager, she leads trainings in communication and presentation techniques, leadership skills, impact evaluation, etc. D. Stoitcheva was a mentor in the international online course “How to Succeed in the Global Workplace”. She is an author of the books: “Management of Innovative Theatre Projects” and “The Actors, the Managers and the Skills of the Future”.

ACTING AS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING WITH THE WORLD: HOW TO REMAIN OURSELVES WHILE BECOMING SOMEONE ELSE - OKSANA MISINA

ACTING AS A WAY OF COMMUNICATING WITH THE WORLD: HOW TO REMAIN OURSELVES WHILE BECOMING SOMEONE ELSE - OKSANA MISINA

Oksana Mysina is a Russian actress, director and musician. One of her most famous theater roles is in Kama Ginkas’s legendary production of K.I. from ‘Crime’, a one-woman show based on the character of Katerina Ivanovna from Fyodor Dostoevsky’s “Crime and Punishment”. Over a 25-year period it has performed in 20 countries, including the United States, Brazil and Bulgaria. She has worked with several generations of Russia’s finest theater directors, including Ginkas, Boris Lvov-Anokhin, Roman Kozak, Dmitry Krymov, Vladimir Mirzoev, Oleg Menshikov, Yury Muravitsky and others. She has performed in over 40 films, winning numerous awards while working with such fabled directors as Eldar Ryazanov (“Anderson: A Life Without Love”), Vadim Abdrashitov (“Play for a Passenger”), Vitaly Melnikov (“Poor, Poor Pavel and others”), and Andrei Eshpai (“Children of the Arbat”). As the lead-singer and lyricist of rock band Oxy Rocks she released two CDs of original songs. 

 

ADDITIONAL
PROGRAM

ADDITIONAL PROGRAM

THE DEER KING, AZARYAN THEATER

THE PUPPET CONCERT, MALE-MALE THEATER

THE GENTLEMEN - CONCERT

RAFI BOHOSYAN - CONCERT
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