Asen Terziev talks to Slovenian director Jernej Lorenci on the occasion of the performance “Orpheus”, which he put on the stage of the National Theatre in Sofia. The production is presented on 5 June at the Varna Drama Theatre as part of the Bulgarian selection of the festival and the Showcase programme. Continue reading Jernej Lorenci: I do not strive for illusion, but for allusion
On 5 and 6 June we invite the festival audience to Rebonkers, where the kinetic installation “Peripatetic” by the visual artist and scenographer Venelin Shurelov is on display, the presentation of which will end with the performance “Peripatetic in Action”. Venelin Shurelov is also the author of this year’s image of the festival, derived from his installation. Jacqueline Dobreva talks to the artist. Continue reading Venelin Shurelov: “Peripatetic” – between collective anxiety and exhilaration
Mariy Rosen stages the first Bulgarian production of “Lungs” by the contemporary British playwright Duncan Macmillian. Written in 2011, it is a funny and topical play about a couple facing the great dilemmas of modern life. The roles of W and M are played by actors Elena Telbis and Boyko Krastanov. The show, staged at the Sfumato Theatre Laboratory in Sofia, is part of the Bulgarian selection of the festival and the Showcase programme and is presented on 5 June at the City Gallery in Varna. Anita Angelova talks to the director. Continue reading Mariy Rosen: In “Lungs” I found a lot of myself
Theatre maker Javor Gardev is one of the most regular presences in the festival programme. This year, its selection includes his production “You Shouldn’t Have Said So!” by the popular French author, director and actress Salomé Lelouch. Dessislava Vassileva talks to the director.
Continue reading Javor Gardev: Today the fears are the same everywhere
On 1st June, after the official opening of the 31st Varna Summer International Theatre Festival, Varna’s central square became the site of the Mansterville Fire Circus from the Czech Republic and their Propane Punk Show, filled with acrobatics, pyrotechnic effects and the huge MansterWheel. Here is what Radka Rubilina from the Czech Centre in Sofia said about the guest-performance and we collected also some reactions from spectators. Continue reading The fiery start of the festival
Before the start of Varna Summer International Theatre Festival 2023, Desislava Vassileva talked with its director Nikolay Iordanov and the main coordinator Asen Terziev about the general picture and the goals of the forum this year. Continue reading The Organizers: The festival is a celebration of theatre