"Medea", a project by the modern theatre association Legal Art Centre, is focusing on one of art’s most familiar plots –  the plot from the eponymous drama by Euripides– and is seeking a modern interpretation of the human condition as presented by the play – the right to life, the process of choosing, the nature of love and the power of vengeance.

Apart from its focus on art, the project carries a strong social dimension too. It has brought about the collaboration of established personalities from the world of theatre, children from various ethnicities in Plovdiv – Roma, Turks, Jews, Armenian and Bulgarian – and also university students from the New Bulgarian University, interns and trainees in various humanitarian and creative fields.

Medea at Plovdiv’s Ancient Theatre on 28 June 2019

The project will conclude with a large-scale spectacle of "Medea", in a new translation from the Ancient Greek by Dr Georgi Gochev and Petya Heinrich. It will be staged at Plovdiv's Ancient Theatre on 28 June, under the direction of Desislava Shpatova. The cast will include more than 40 actors, musicians and children, among them:

Translation from ancient Greek by Georgi Gochev and Petja Heinrich
Director: Desislava Shpatova
Composer: Assen Avramov
Sound: Kalin Nikolov
Stage and costume design: Sina Gentsch
Scenography assistants: Hristina Djakova, students from NBU, Anna Sophia Amadea and Valentina Javiera Pino Rayes from the Akademie der Bildenden Künste München
Choreography: Anna Pampulova
Photography: Pavel Chervenkov
Visual artist: Tsvetelina Spiridonova
Graphic design: Teodora Simova
Psychodrama assistant: Alexandra Gocheva
Documetary: Nayo Titzin and Vassil Garnizov
Consultant: Yvette Michelfelder – lecturer at the Institute for theatre studies, Ludwig-Maximilians -Universität München – and her students


Medea – Snezhina Petrova
Iason - Petar Dochev
Creon – Vladimir Penev
Nurse - Stanka Kalcheva
Chorus leader – Asja Ivanova
Pedagogue – Ivajlo Dragiev
Aigeus – Georgi Gotzin
Messenger – Koina Russeva

Antique chorus – students from New Bulgarian University Sofia:
Alexandrina Ilieva, Anton Dimitrachkov, Veronika Janakieva-Hristova, Violet Pancheva, Gabriela Georgieva, Dimona Savchova, Ivana-Kalina Dobrevska, Ivona Mavrova, Ilian Kanev, Kiril Milushev, Kristina Najdenova, Kristian Slavov, Maja Tinkova, Mihaela Mateva, Todor Atanasov, Stanimir Mihajlov, Ralitza Nejkova, Teodora Petrova and Janita Darakova

With the special participation of children from the Roma, Armenian, Jewish and Turkish communities of Plovdiv
Live music: Stojan Karaivanov (bayan) and VAKALI Group.

The performance will be in Bulgarian with English and German subtitles. Details - HERE.  Tickets - in all EasyPay points in the country and online - HERE.

Ticket ZEUS (VIP ticket with an exclusive event with the cast and crew after the show) - BGN 100
Ticket DIONYSUS - BGN 50
Ticket HERMES - BGN 35
Ticket HERA - BGN 20

Link to the FB event:

Photo credits from the performance at the Ancient Theatre: Dimitar Fedinandov.

Tickets - HERE.

The project is a Legal Art Centre production in partnership with The New Bulgarian University, Alliance for Equal Rights and Sustainability, Arax Foundation, Shalom Organisation of the Jews in Bulgaria, Plovdiv University 'Paisii Hilendarski', and Goethe-Institut Bulgaria

Find details about the project and its events at

The Medea performance and the weather conditions in Plovdiv



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