Sunday 11 November 2012

ProText 5: ON TIME

Our favorite platform’s fifth edition!

Just in time, a little while before the start of final repair works designed to transform the Baths into a spa center and museum, 36 Monkeys will insert their own fragment of of independent theater’s most recent history directly into the future Museum of Sofia History.  By doing so we wish a bit different museum for our city, a museum where history is being made and not just archived. A museum that traces out the contemporary heartbeats of a city in constant change. For we love to spray history instead of tapping it at the keyboard, write history not only in letters but also by images, sounds and being there. And mostly because we like making history together with you.

when: November 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 2012 at 8 pm
and November 14th, 2012 at 7 pm as part of the bill of the second edition of ACT Independent Theatre Festival

where: Central Mineral Baths

ticketsBGN 6 (November 10th & 11th), BGN 7 (November 12th & 13th), BGN 8 (November 14th)
tickets are on sale at Ticketstream and at the venue one hour before the start of performance.

ProText 5: ON TIME: four authors’ miniatures on the subject of “time” in architectural space  

Having visited German, French and Romanian new drama (ProText 1, 2, 3), and having created drama texts of our own jointly with writers (ProText: Made in Bulgaria) we now embark on a new adventure.

Four directors – Gergana Dimitrova, Vasilena Radeva, Petko Stoyanov, Morten K. Roesen –graduates of four different schools of theater, elaborate on the time subject, each of them interpreting it in his/her own way and each in a different genre. Four teams work in parallel while thinking theatre space as a blank sheet of paper intended for writing and reading. Thus, four miniatures “on time” are created to be performed in a common space: the Baths. Short “texts” will be read one after another and the spectators-readers will set up the common context of the performance by taking part in curving of time and twisting time arrow.

Strongly recommended:
If you come to “read” with us at the Baths, please bring a towel! (We all know towel is a must for a true hitchhiker in the Galaxy so don’t forget it. Because it is winter and district heating utility company is unwilling to turn on the hot water, we strongly recommend you to bring a warm shawl or a small blanket instead of a towel.)
And the timelier, the timelier (please see ticket prices!)

Coordination: A25 Culture Foundation
Set and costume design: Elena Shopova
Video: Nikola Nalbantov
Sound: Jasen Toshev - MULTISOUND
Special Technical Support: Zdravko Doychev

The Meeting?
Conceived and directed by Morten K. Roesen
Soprano: Petya Milanova
Tenor: Plamen Papazikov
Piano: Blagovesta Angelova
Composer: Claus Semrau
Librettist: Michael Bonde

Special thanks to Venilina Malinova

A mini-opera exploring the elusive instant of encounter aided by two singers and a piano.

Time Conqueror
Conceived by: Vasilena Radeva and Yordanka Stefanova
Directed by: Vasilena Radeva
Cast: Yordanka Stefanova, Ana Miteva, Nathan Cooper, Konstantin Kuchev
Music: Konstantin Kuchev
Captions by Martin Radilov

A 1927 phantom film about a woman’s dreams and the failed end of the world in 2012.

Quark Time
Conceived and directed by Gergana Dimitrova
Concept: Gergana Dimitrova jointly with Ivaylo Milenkov
Cast: Angelina Gavrilova, Nathan Cooper, Peter Meltev, Ivaylo Milenkov
Thanks to Exarkata, Yanitsa and Kateto of Sleepwalkingz

An odd performance lecture that tells and shows us something more about the “time” dimension seen through the eyes of quantum theory


Conceived and directed by Petko Stoyanov 
Text: Petko Stoyanov and Zdrava Kamenova
Cast: Nadezhda Panayotova
Voice: Zdrava Kamenova and Kiril Boyadjiev
Reluctant accomplices: Ada Nutzu, Elena Dimitrova, ghostdog and Martin Karov

A performance reading about a switchboard operator of the future who makes friends with a tree and her life starts changing

A project funded by Sofia Municipality’s Culture Programme and realized to support Sofia’s bid for European Capital of Culture, with the financial support of the Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of the Kingdom of Denmark, and America For Bulgaria Foundation. We would like also to thank Sredets Municipal Cultural Institute, Sofia History Museum, Goethe Institute Bulgaria, Art Office Foundation, Danish Arts Council. ACT Independent Theatre Festival, all volunteers and friends who support us.

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