Desislava Mincheva got a nomination for ‘Ikar’ 2011 Theatre Awar


For her brilliant performance at the latest show of Pro Rodopi Art Centre – ‘Garbage for Plums’, the actress Desislava Mincheva got one of the three nominations for the most important theatre award in Bulgaria – ‘Ikar’ Awards of Union of Bulgarian Actors – in the category ‘Art of Puppetry’.

The winner will be announced at a ceremony in ‘Ivan Vazov’ National Theatre in Sofia on 27 March 2011 – the international theatre day.

So far the production got following awars: Best Bulgarian production from the International jury at XIX International Puppet Festival ‘Two Are not Enough, Three Are too many’, Plovdiv (BG), Sept 2010; and 1st Prize for Best Bulgarian production from the Dutch jury at XIX International Puppet Festival ‘Two Are not Enough, Three Are too many’, Plovdiv (BG), Sept 2010

Currently the production is in the repertoir of 'Valentin Stoychev' 199 Theatre in Sofia. Next performance is on Sunday, 6 February, 11.30h.

PRO RODOPI ART CENTRE (Bostina, Bulgaria)

in co-operation with
‘Nikolay Haytov’ Rhodopean Drama Theatre Smolyan and ‘Valentin Stoychev’ 199 Theatre Sofia


a production with puppets for kids and parents
based on Bulgarian folklore fairytale

Written, Directed and Produced by PETAR TODOROV
Design of Puppets and Props by HANNAH SCHWARTZ

Choice of music Desislava Mincheva
Making of puppets Hannah Schwartz, Evgenia Lacheva
Making of props Petar Chekurov, Rumen Benkovski, Hannah Schwartz, Evgenia Lacheva
Consultant on Bulgarian Folk Music Ivan Pichurov
Consultant on Bulgarian Folk Dances Antoaneta Yaneva
Soundmix Roumen Chobanov
Assistant of director Yanko Husarov
An original music by Georgi Angreev has been used in the production too.

So far the production has been presented with 30 performances in Bulgaria, Greece, Italy, Germany.

‘Garbage for Plums’ has been created as part of ‘Thalassa of Myths’ project with the financial support of Culture programme of Education and Culture GD of the European Union. ‘Thalassa of Myths’ is a project by Centre of Higher Education in Theatre Studies (Greece), Teatro Inverso (Italy), Centrul European de Educatie si Cultura “Artemis” (Romania) and Pro Rodopi Foundation (Bulgaria).

The production has been supported by Die Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien MA7.