“ProText” is a platform, offering a fresh look at the contemporary dramaturgy, the possible spaces for theatre-making and the relationship between the text and the stage.
The fifth edition presents performance readings of contemporary Romanian dramaturgy, situated in non-theatrical spaces - Central Mineral Baths (Sofia)
Project’s Organizers: Gergana Dimitrova, Vasilena Radeva, Petko Stoyanov, Morten K. Roesen
Set,light and costume design: Elena Shopova
Video: Nikola Nalbantov
Performance- reading presenting four authors’ miniatures on the subject of “time” in architectural space:
A mini-opera exploring the elusive instant of encounter aided by two singers and a piano.
Conceived and directed by Morten K. Roesen
Soprano: Petya Milanova
Tenor: Plamen Papazikov
Piano: Blagovesta Angelova
Composer: Claus Semrau
Librettist: Michael Bonde
Special thanks to Venilina Malinova
A 1927 phantom film about a woman’s dreams and the failed end of the world in 2012.
Conceived by: Vasilena Radeva and Yordanka Stefanova
Directed by: Vasilena Radeva
Cast: Yordanka Stefanova, Ana Miteva, Nathan Cooper, Konstantin Kuchev
Music: Konstantin Kuchev
Captions by Martin Radilov
An odd performance lecture that tells and shows us something more about the “time” dimension seen through the eyes of quantum theory
Conceived and directed by Gergana Dimitrova
Concept: Gergana Dimitrova jointly with Ivaylo Milenkov
Cast: Angelina Gavrilova, Nathan Cooper, Peter Meltev, Ivaylo Milenkov
Thanks to Exarkata, Yanitsa and Kateto of Sleepwalkingz
A performance reading about a switchboard operator of the future who makes friends with a tree and her life starts changing
Conceived and directed by Petko Stoyanov
Text: Petko Stoyanov and Zdrava Kamenova
Cast: Nadezhda Panayotova
Voice: Zdrava Kamenova and Kiril Boyadjiev
Reluctant accomplices: Ada Nutzu, Elena Dimitrova, ghostdog and Martin Karov
About the ProText 3: ON TIME:
Having visited German, French and Romanian new drama (ProText 1, 2, 3), and having created drama texts of our own jointly with writers (ProText: Made in Bulgaria) ProText 3: ON TIME embark on a new adventure.
Four directors – Gergana Dimitrova, Vasilena Radeva, Petko Stoyanov, Morten K. Roesen –graduates of four different schools of theater, elaborate on the time subject, each of them interpreting it in his/her own way and each in a different genre. Four teams work in parallel while thinking theatre space as a blank sheet of paper intended for writing and reading. Thus, four miniatures “on time” are created to be performed in a common space: the Baths. Short “texts” will be read one after another and the spectators-readers will set up the common context of the performance by taking part in curving of time and twisting time arrow.
Central Mineral Baths, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2012
The project takes place with the support of Sofia Municipality’s Culture Programme and realized to support Sofia’s bid for European Capital of Culture, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark, and America For Bulgaria Foundation.
Partners: Sredets Municipal Cultural Institute, Sofia History Museum, Goethe Institute Bulgaria, Art Office Foundation, Danish Arts Council. ACT Independent Theatre Festival.