On the day of Varna, August 15, at an official ceremony in the Open Air Theatre were awarded the new honorary citizens of the sea capital. Tsvetana Maneva was awarded with the highest distinction of the city by the decision of the Municipal Council for her significant contribution to the theatrical life of Varna with her long-standing work for the Varna Summer International Theatre Festival and for her brilliant roles in cinema and for the stage.
The musical theatre performance “The Infernal Comedy: Confessions of a Serial Killer” starring the inimitable John Malkovich and opera singers Chen Reiss and Susanne Langbein won the audience of the International Theatre Festival and the International Music Festival Varna Summer with high class and an unusual form.
The festival continues on the internet with online streaming of selected international theatre performances and a special guest appearance on 23 July of the musical theatre production “Infernal Comedy” starring John Malkovich.
On 5 June at 4 pm in the Drama Theatre – Varna, lobby I balcony, we invite you to a meeting with the French playwright, director and actress Salome Lelouch. She is a special guest of the Varna Summer Theatre Festival on the occasion of the presentation of the first Bulgarian production of her acclaimed play “You Shouldn’t Have Said So!” directed by Javor Gardev, part of the Bulgarian Selection and the Showcase programme.
The first day of the 31st Varna Summer International Theatre Festival captured Varna’s main square and the Drama Theatre with street performances from the Czech Republic and the ode to theatre, “Performance and ½” .
This year’s edition includes international educational initiatives, meetings and an academic conference.
A varied program with the best of the Bulgarian scene at the 31st Varna Summer International Theatre Festival
Celebrated actor John Malkovich is starring in a theatre and opera production that will be presented together with the Varna Summer Music Festival at the end of July.
From June 4 to June 9, the “Varna Summer” Theater Festival hosts a workshop for young theater critics (between 18 and 35 years old), held by the International Association of Theater Critics. The working languages are English and French. The mentor of the English-speaking group is Ivan Medenica (Serbia), and of the French-speaking group – Jean-Pierre Hahn (France). Here you can find the open call. Application deadline: May 12.
For the seventeenth year in a row, critically acclaimed performances from the European stage will be presented in Sofia in June. Follow us here for the programme.
The thirty-first edition of the festival will traditionally take place between 1st and 10th June 2023 on various stages in the city of Varna. Soon we will announce highlights of its programme. Stay tuned.