ProText 5: ON TIME

“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:


The Meeting?

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


Time Conqueror

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



Quark Time

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.