Veselka Kuncheva and Ina Bojidarova
Eduardo Planas Abarka
Polina Hristova, Eva Danailova, Nataliya Vasileva, Mihaela Andonova, Maria Dimitrova/Elin Stoyanova, Plamen Dimov, Velizar Evtimov, Jivko Juranov, Aleksander Karamanov
State Puppet Theatre Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2016
The card game or the game of fortune. The game we dream of winning and thus achieve happiness, love, fulfilment, power. The game which whirls the desires within us. This is the theme explored by the team in the performance. The desires which slowly swell, obsess us, obey us and finally swirl us up into their power to spit us out – crooked and monstrous semi human. Or the desires suppressed, hidden, and concealed by fear or insecurity, which let us rehash the grey routine of our everyday existence while expecting the mystical salvation. What becomes of a man crucified between the forces of the darkness and the light?
“Queen of Spades” is a performance for the salvation and the curse, the tearing passion and the false humility.
Award for best stage design at the 17th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, 2017
Award for best director at the 17th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, 2017
Award for best original music at the 17th International Puppet Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, 2017
Grand Prix for best performance at the 10th International Puppet Festival for Adults “Pierot”, 2017
Award for best director at the 10th International Puppet Festival for Adults “Pierot”, 2017
Award “Ikar” of Union of Bulgarian Actors for best puppet director , 2017
Award “Plovdiv” for best performance, 2017