Albena Koleva | Artist | Ivan Vazov National Theatre

Albena Koleva

Albena Koleva

Graduated from the Higher Institute of Theatre Arts "Kr. Sarafov" (NATFA) in 1989 in the class of Prof. Krikor Azaryan. She has performed in the Pleven Drama Theatre, the Sliven Drama Theatre, the Blagoevgrad Drama Theatre, the Pazardzhik Drama Theatre, the Tears and Laughter Theatre, and the Aleko Konstantinov State Satirical Theatre. Among some of her theatrical roles are Phoebe in "As You Like It" by William Shakespeare, Margery Pinchwife in "The Country Wife" by William Wycherley, the Sweet Girl and the Young Lady in "La Ronde" by Arthur Schnitzler, Patricia Hamilton in "The Last Yankee" by Arthur Miller, Lyubov Ranevskaya in "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton Chekhov, Mrs Terziyska in "Arrivistes" by Ivan Vazov, Lucrezia in "Characters" and Mozzarella in "Karnaval" by Kamen Donev, Nadezhda in "Lie Detector" by Vasily Sigarev, etc.

Since 2010 she has been in the troupe of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre. Some of her most important roles are: Kvashnya in "The Lower Depths" by Maxim Gorky, Abbess in "Decameron" after Boccaccio, Mattie Fae Aiken in "August: Osage County" by Tracy Letts, Shirley Valantine in the eponymous monodrama by Willy Russell, Margarita Ivanovna in "Life is Wonderful" by Nikolai Erdmann, Happiness in "The Blue Bird" by Maurice Maeterlinck, Valkiria in the "Isaac's Torah" by Angel Wagenstein, Albena in "On the Edge" by Alexander Morfov, Toinnette in "The Imaginary Invalid" by Molière.

Winner of numerous awards, including the award for the Leading female role in the National Festival of Small Theatre Forms - Vratsa 1994 for the role of Patricia Hamilton in "The Last Yankee", award for the Leading female role in the International Monodrama Festival-Bitola'2012 for the role of Shirley Valentine and "Golden feather" for contribution to the culture 2010.

During this season, on the stage of the Ivan Vazov National Theatre, you can watch Albena Koleva in the following performances: "Shirley Valentine", "Duel" and "A Lovely Sunday for Creve Coeur".

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