The famous Serbian theatre scholar prof. Ivan Medenica, long-time director of the international theatre festival BITEF in Belgrade, is in Varna as a mentor of the workshop for young theatre critics, which is organized within the festival by the International Association of Theatre Critics and the Homo Ludens Foundation. After the performance “Orpheus” Desislava Vassileva asked him for a short review. Continue reading “Orpheus”: An eternal search for love
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
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