The Tempest | Play | Ivan Vazov National Theatre
19 March, Tuesday 19:00 Main stage

The Tempest

Production team:

Direction, scenography and artistic lighting
Robert Wilson
Co - Director
Ann - Christin Rommen
Costume Designer
Yashi ㅤㅤㅤ
Light Designer
Marcello Lumaca
Adaptation of the text, dramaturgy
Jutta Ferbers
Co - Set Designer
Marie de Testa
Sound Designer
Dario Felli

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

Translated by Valeri Petrov

 

Creatives:

Director/Set Designer/Light Designer: Robert Wilson

Co-Director: Ann-Christin Rommen

Costume/Hair/Makeup Designer: Yashi

Light Co-Designer: Marcello Lumaca

Dramaturg: Jutta Ferbers

Set Co- Co-Designer: Marie de Testa

Sound Designer: Dario Felli

 

Cast:

VESELIN MEZEKLIEV, RADINA BORSHOSH, ZHAKLIN DASKALOVA, VASILENA VINCENZO, YAVOR VALKANOV, STOYAN PEPELANOV, PLAMEN DIMOV, VALENTIN GANEV, ZAFIR RADJAB, KONSTANTIN ELENKOV, STEFAN KUSHEV, VASIL DRAGANOV, NENCHO KOSTOV, GERGANA ZMIICHAROVA, VYARA TABAKOVA, VLADISLAVA NIKOLOVA

 

Assistant Directors: Irina Ivanova, Iva Manolova, Alexander Asparuhov, Boiana Buchvarova

Assistant Director & translation: Plamen Harmandjiev, Luba Todorova

Assistant Set Designers: Boiana Buchvarova, Emona Stoikova

Assistant Costume/Makeup Designer: Nikol Mechkarska

Trainees: Iveta Georgieva, Alitsa Mikotsziova, Emilia Toncheva, Vanni Romanetti, Nikol Vasileva

In-house dramatist: Svetlana Pancheva

In-house Technical Matters Deputy Director: Engr. Emil Markov

Head of Production Department: Engr. Ventsislav Enchev

Head of Lighting & Electrics Department: Engr. Manuela Pehlivanova

Lighting Console Operators: Kostadin Durchov, Christian Nikolov

Head of Stage Management Department: Dragomir Terziev

Head of Sound Department: Engr. Sasho Mladenov

Sound Technician: Boris Nenov

Head of Costume Department: Maria Koleva

Head of Makeup Department: Rozalina Peicheva

Wigs made by Manu Halligan, Ivanka Georgieva

The costumes, props, and sets were made at the NT in-house workshops

Photos by Gergana Damianova

Photo of the poster: Gergana Damianova

Poster and programme design: Yanina Petrova

Personal assistant to Robert Wilson: Nelson Gellrich

 

“[Robert Wilson is] a towering figure in the world of experimental theater and an ex-plorer in the uses of time and space on stage.”

The New York Times

 

Born in Waco, Texas, Robert Wilson is among the world’s foremost theatre and visual artists. His works for the stage unconventionally integrate a wide variety of artistic media, including dance, movement, lighting, sculpture, music, and text. His images are aesthetically striking and emotionally charged, and his productions have earned the acclaim of audiences and critics worldwide.

After being educated at the University of Texas and Brooklyn’s Pratt Institute, Wilson founded the New York-based performance collective “The Byrd Hoff- man School of Byrds” in the mid-1960s, and developed his first signature works, including Deafman Glance (1970) and A Letter for Queen Victoria (1974–1975). With Philip Glass, he wrote the seminal opera Einstein on the Beach (1976).

Wilson’s artistic collaborators include many writers and musicians such as Heiner Müller, Tom Waits, Susan Sontag, Laurie Anderson, William Burroughs, Lou Reed, Jessye Norman, and Anna Calvi. He has also left his imprint on masterworks such as Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape, Brecht/Weill’s Threepenny Opera, Debussy’s Pelléas et Melisande, Goethe’s Faust, Homer’s Odyssey, Jean de la Fontaine’s Fables, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Verdi’s La Traviata and Sophocles’ Oedipus.

Wilson's drawings, paintings, and sculptures have been presented around the world in hundreds of solo and group showings, and his works are held in private collections and museums throughout the world. Wilson has been honoured with numerous awards for excellence, including a Pulitzer Prize nomination, two Premio Ubu awards, the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale, and an Olivier Award. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as the German Academy of the Arts, and holds 8 Honorary Doctorate degrees. France pronounced him Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters (2003) and Officer of the Legion of Honour (2014); Germany awarded him the Officer’s Cross of the Order of Merit (2014).

Wilson is the founder and Artistic Director of The Watermill Center, a laboratory for the Arts in Water Mill, New York.

 

Icarus Award 2022 for Best Performance

 

Premiere: 18th and 19th of November 2021

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