Welcome to Bulgaria next shows:

 

11th of April, 8th of May 2018 in Sofia

7:30 p.m. in DNK at the National Palace of Culture 

with EN subtitles

Tickets: 12 | 8 leva.

 (Tickets are available at the door, one hour before each event.)

 

We have two Askeer award nomination for best play and for Iva Todorova as the EcologistHurra!

 

You can support a next show of the performance by donating on

OSAIK-36 Monkeys

F I N V B G S F

BG 67 FINV 9150 1200 0805 92 

for Welcome to Bulgaria

 he project is implemented in partnership with @Etud Gallery, DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance, National Palace of Culture, PORTA BG and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria. The project is co-funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016.

 

 

ProText 3 x 3

The brand new ProText is coming! From 16th of March till 04th of April 2018 in Sofia.

16.03. at 7:30 pm - opening

23.03 and 24.03 at 7:30 pm “In the dark” by Sabina Stefanova

29.03. / 30.03. at 7:30 pm  "Els jugadors" [The Gamblers] by Pau Miró

04.04. / 05.04. at 7:30 pm  The Cicadas” by Miroslav Hristov

 *All performances are with EN subtitles

 

It is a big pleasure for us to invite you to the ninth edition of ProText 3x3. The long journey of the contemporary dramaturgy continuous with the presenting of two new Bulgarian plays and one Catalan play. Three directors – Gergana Dimitrova, Boris Zafirov and Alexandra Petrova- are going to work with the text of three authors- Sabina Stefanova, Pau Miro and Miroslav Hristov.

Every week during the ninth edition of ProText 3x3 one of the plays will be presented in public in the form of performance- reading. Each team will have only a week to prepare and then to present in front of you, the public, the results of the co-work between dramatists, directors, actors, scenographers, musicians, video artists etc.

 

During the official presenting of the results from the open call of Eurodram 2018, you will have the opportunity to be part of a public discussion on the topic of “Raising authors for beginners” with special guests.

We are expecting you!

 

 

And here is the full program of ProText 3x3:

 

16.03. at 7:30 pm, bar TIME OUT ( 2 Louis Leger Str. on the left side of The Aleko Konstantinov State Satirical Theatre)

The official announcement of the results from the open call for participation in the selection of EURODRAM 2018 for contemporary Bulgarian theatrical scripts. Meeting with the authors and public discussion on the topic: “Raising Authors for Beginners " with the participation of special guests. Moderators: Gergana Dimitrova, Yasen Vasilev.

 

23.03 / 24.03 at 7:30 pm, bar TIME OUT

“In the dark” by Sabina Stefanova

Tickets: 12/8 lv.  at bar TIME OUT (presale at the bar after 17:00)

With: Diana Spasova, Milena Ermenkova, Ekaterina Georgieva, Tony Karabashev, Bogdan Kazandjiev, Stanislav Kertikov, Petko Kamenov

Scenographer: Elena Shopova
Music: Pavel Terziyski
Director: Gergana Dimitrova
Assistant director: Boris Zafirov

 

The idea of the play is anattempt to look at the unpleasant aspects of life from a comic point of view. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or actual events in NOT coincidental.

If you think you cannot become a victim of the media, beware of the team of Lora Schwartz, who work in the TV show ‘In the Dark’. These are egocentric, selfish uninhibited psychos, who do not mind crossing every single line.

The play tells the story about the tragicomic and pathetic moments that accompany the creation of a low quality TV show. The play ‘In the Dark’ is focused on the contemporary world, where everything (information, freedom, love and ideals) comes with a price tag. There is just one thing the characters are striving for – buying and selling sensations. And when there is nothing else they can trade with, they sell themselves because of their TV popularity.  Can you feel sympathy for this bunch of bastards, who are wandering somewhere in-between their own stupidity, greed, envy and self-pity?

Is there a place for feelings in this world of absurdity, where even love does not come for free?

The truth, as you probably know, is an abstract thing. How much does it cost and who will pay the price? The self-centered psychos from the TV show, the viewers, or…?

 

29.03. / 30.03. at 7:30 pm, DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

"Els jugadors" by Pau Miró

Translated from Catalan by Neva Micheva

Tickets: 12/8 lv. at the cash desk of NDK and DNK

 

With: Emil Stefanov, Ovanes Torosyan, Stanislav Ganchev and Julian Petrov

 

Scenographer: Iliyana Kancheva

Costume designer: Liliya Hristova

Music: Aleksey Nikolov

Director: Boris Zafirov

 

Asistant director: Samuil Galabov

 

It’s one of those Barcelona kitchens that look like it was added on as an afterthought. A microwave best kept clear of, a crappy radio, empty bottles of Gin Giro clustering on grimy surfaces with other even less salubrious brands. The clock is stuck at quarter past nine, too late for work or too early for dinner. The fridge contains a shrink-wrapped tortilla.

In this disconcertingly familiar setting, a trio of middle-aged washouts gather. An out of work actor, a gravedigger and a barber pose a pathetic parade in this crumby kitchen. They are the poker pals of its owner, a teacher of mathematics, and are waiting for him to descend – as he eventually does, with all the sweaty gravity of Hitchcock with a hangover, for he is in serious trouble.

 

04.04. / 05.04. at 7:30 pm, DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

The Cicadas” by Miroslav Hristov

Director: Alexandra Petrova

Tickets: 12/8 lv. at the cash desk of NDK and DNK

  

The project was implemented with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture and funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2018.

Partners for the ninth edition of ProText are:

DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture; Goethe-Institute Bulgaria; EURODRAM; event bar TIME OUT.

 

Last Welcome to Bulgaria show for the season on 

5 May 2017

7:30 p.m. in DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

with EN subtitles

Tickets: 10 | 8 leva.

(Tickets are available at the Ticket center at NDK and at the door, one hour before each event.)

 

We have two Askeer award nomination for best play (Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova) and for best actor for Iva Todorova as the EcologistHurra!

 

You can support a next show of the performance by donating on:

OSAIK-36 Monkeys

F I N V B G S F

BG 67 FINV 9150 1200 0805 92 

for Welcome to Bulgaria

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Refugees Welcome / Welcome to Bulgaria   23/24.03.2017

The good news are that our new production Refugees Welcome /Welcome to Bulgaria shown for a first time by ProText and ACT Festival for independent theater in November 2016 continues its live!

Here are the new dates, save it!!!

 

23/24 March 2017

7:30 p.m. in DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

with EN subtitles

Tickets: 10 | 8 leva.

 

(Tickets are available at the Ticket center at NDK and at the door, one hour before the performance. Online Tickets)

 

This time on the stage you can welcome  Ekaterina Georgieva and Alexander Mitrev!

  Picture: Zdravko Yonchev

 

Refugees Welcome / Welcome to Bulgaria

(performance reading)

 

Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova/Ekaterina Georgieva, Iva Todorova, Peter Meltev/Alexander Mitrev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziyski

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

PR: A25 Cultural Foundation

Duration: 75 minutes

*With EN subtitles

 

“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. The Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.

 

The play was created during an artist's residency for colective writing in March-September 2016 produced by 36 Monkeys.

 

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery and PORTA BG. The project is funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016.

 

 

 ProText

 

 

8th (infinite!) edition of ProText platform for performance-readings of new dramaturgy

 

 

DNK - space for contemporary dance and performance at the National Palace of Culture

 

 

Here we are again! Save the dates!

 

 

Two new plays meet the audience for a first time in Sofia as performances!

 

05 & 06 November

8 p.m.

 Borgestriptych by Yasen Vasilev

 

 

09, 10 & 11 November

8 p.m.

Refugees Welcome by Zdrava Kamenova & Gergana Dimitrova

 

(with EN subtitles)

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Tickets are available online at ticketportal.bg and offline at The Ticket Center of NDK 

Price: 10 │ 8 leva

 

Program

 

05 & 06 November

8 p.m.

 

(with EN subtitles)

 

Borgestriptych
Author and director: Yasen Vasilev

Cast: Alexander Uzunov, Velislav Pavlov, Petar Meltev, Jivko Juranov

Set design  and video: Petko Tanchev

Assistant-director: Petko Stoyanov
Duration: 60 minutes

“Borgestriptych” is Yasen Vasilev's second text for theatre. It was produced for the first time in English at Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai in 2014. It draws inspiration from three short stories by Jorge Luis Borges but also from the life and general oeuvre of the Argentinian writer. Four performers are four different versions of Borges, metamorphosing into his many characters who are ultimately the same person constantly talking to himself. In the world of this play library and universe are one and the same and the spaces and their dwellers are entirely built of quotes.

buy ticket online

 

09, 10 & 11 November

8 p.m.

(with EN subtitles)

 

Refugees Welcome

Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova, Iva Todorova, Petar Meltev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziyski

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

Duration: 75 minutes

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery and PORTA BG.

 

“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. The Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.

buy ticket online

 

Yassen Vasilev, Gergana Dimitrova and Zdrava Kamenova are the three (out of four, together with Georgi Gospodinov) authors, selected by the Bulgarian committee of EURODRAM – European network for drama in translation.

 

Project coordinators’: Julia Dencheva, Petko Stoyanov

PR: A25 Cultural Foundation

 

ProText is a long-term initiative of “36 monkeys” Organization for Contemporary Alternative Art and Culture. Read more: http://www.36monkeys.org/en/protext/

 

EURODRAM is a European theatre translation network which uses European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. Its main objective is to make known to both theatre professionals and the wider public, work which remains largely unpublished, paying particular attention to linguistic diversity. Read more: http://www.sildav.org/component/content/article/388

 

 

The project is funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016. 

 

EURODRAM 2016 – Open CallThe call for submissions is now open for Eurodram 2016! 

EURODRAM is a theatrical promotion network of works in European, Mediterranean and Central Asian languages. Its main objective is to present works by contemporary playwrights to both theater professionals and the public at large, with a particular focus on linguistic diversity. The network is organized into 30 language-based committees a total of more than 300 members.

EURODRAM hosts two types of theatrical contests:

- Even years: the selection of plays written in the language of the committee (original plays).

- Odd years: the selection of plays from other languages translated into the language committee (translated plays).

The complete list of EURODRAM winners is published in the press of all member countries, and has a large impact on subsequent theater seasons. The specific award varies depending on the language committees that grant them. For instance, in the case of Hispanic Languages Committee, the winning works have been distributed to a large number of theater professionals inside and outside of Spain, and are presented as part of a reading series in New York City. This event is being organized by AENY - Spanish Artists in New York in collaboration with NITE - New International Theatre Experience.

This year, EURODRAM 2016 will accept plays that were originally written in the languages of the committees.

To participate, send an email with the subject heading “EURODRAM 2016 - Submissions” to the director of the committee of the language in which the play has been originally written. Check the addresses here.

PLEASE NOTICE THAT THE RULES MAY VARY PER COMMITTEE.

Check the ones that apply to you here:  EURODRAM 2016.

The deadline for submissions is 31 December 2015.

If you have any further questions please contact Dominique Dolmieu, general coordinator of EURODRAM at documentation [at] sildav.org