A trilingual theatre manual for (disappointed) princesses
Bulgarian-German Theatre Co-Production
The project’s team:
Екип // Crew // Team:
Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova
Co-Author, Research: Annette Daubner
Dramaturgy: Gergana Dimirova and Bernhard M. Eusterschulte
Director: Gergana Dimitrova
Set Designer: Bernhard M. Eusterschulte
Music: Aleksey Nikolov
Video Subtitles: Petko Tanchev
Assistant Set Designer: Zlatna Mihaylova
Assistant Director: Mihail Zhekunov
Peter Meltev, Nathan Cooper and Gerolamo Fancellu
Project Coordinator: Katrin Hrusanova
PR for Bulgaria: A25 Cultural Foundation
Organisation in Germany: Diana Madeheim
Cinderella is the personification of a dream come true. Every little girl passes through that dream. It is the promise that what awaits us as soon as we overcome some obstacles and difficulties is precisely the man, the Prince, and that we can freely head on the road to a happy, carefree life. What are the consequences of that promise and what does it leave behind when faced with real life?
Cinderellas Ltd. traces out the interlacing of the stories of three women on the verge of middle age. Although they come from different countries (Italy, USA, Bulgaria) and speak different languages, their questions and cravings, their expectations and difficulties correspond surprisingly well to one another. All three of them are in a quest for new prospects and live in hope of the decisive magical turn in life that will bring them the promised happiness. With this attempt to sketch a composite character of woman and give a wording to her adequate position today the team embarks on a pursuit of the traces of a universal “woman’s” language of the present day. Hoo, hoo!
Premiere: Theatre Laboratory “ Sfumato”, ,Sofia Bulgaria, 2014
The project is funded by the 2014 “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality, The National Fund for Culture and LaFT Baden Württenberg e.V. and is realized in partnership with "Sfumato" Theatre Lab.