Center for Culture and Debate “Red House”
“Sfumato” Theatre (main stage)
17th November /Thursday/
Center for Culture and Debate “Red House”(Red hall)
National Theatre (4th Floor Hall)
Youth Theatre “Nikolai Binev“
19 November /Saturday/
Sfumato Theatre (Underground hall)
Sfumato Theatre (Kamerna)
20th November /Sunday/
Center for Culture and Debate “Red House” (Red hall)
PRESS-CONFERENCE of ACT Festival for Independent Theatre and
OPENING of the Dictionary of Independent Theatre exhibition
November 16 (Wednesday), 4:00 p.m.
The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate
Dictionary of Independent Theatre
Curators: Angelina Georgieva, Mladen Alexiev
Consultant: Vladiya Mihaylova
The exhibition presents the first collection of its kind that brings together facts about the existence of the independent theatre and dance scene in Bulgaria. It follows the traces as preserved in the records of ACT Association and the RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate. Special attention is paid to some fundamental decisions of the Ministry of Culture, unknown to the general public and permanently determining the situation of Bulgarian independent theatre. It is placed in the general context of activity of some European cultural organizations and institutions in relation to support and development of the independent sector in arts. It offers an opportunity to publicly present the narratives of development of independent scene in the field of performing arts in Bulgaria.
16 – 29 November, every day from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., except weekends
The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate (No Name hall and Gulliver hall)
16 – 20 November, every day from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (Small stage)
FromBottomUp: About the need to build an efficient network for cooperation among different NGOs in Bulgaria
The discussion initiated by the ACT Association aims at bringing together representatives of various non-governmental organizations working in different fields of society: art and culture but also architecture and urban planning, education, social integration, human rights, environment and eco-activism, management, social sciences, etc. The main focus is to discuss the opportunity of a closer cooperation among NGOs from different sectors towards the enforcement of a model based on civil initiative and professional expertise promoting an increased professional exchange among different organizations and helping a more synchronized and efficient platform for advocacy before institutions in the country on a variety of issues related to the defense of the principles of civil society.
19 November (Saturday), from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
The RedHouseCenter for Culture and Debate (Red hall)
Future of Independent Theatre in Bulgaria
The discussion of the quality of productions shown within the festival’s program as well as the organizational methods that made them possible will outline the directions at which Bulgaria’s independent theatre scene should focus its attention over the forthcoming period in order to develop its creative potential. A public discussion of the concept of “independent theatre” and revising the way in which the independent scene operates under the conditions set up by the current cultural policy in the field of theatre and performing arts.
20 November (Sunday), from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (main stage)