Late Antroposcene Findings

Antigone And The People

By Sophocles

Rhodope Drama Theatre Nikolay Haytov, Smolyan, 2018

Translated by Kiril Merdzhanski

Stage version and direction: Delyan Iliev

Scenography and costumes: Anna Nartsis Shopova

Music: Mira Iskarova

Actors: Bozhana Manovska, Samuela-Ivana Tserovska, Atanas Naydenov, Boris Hadzhiyski, Asen Levov

Photo: Mihail Hubchev

Twelfth Night…or What You Will

By William Shakespeare

Rhodope Drama Theatre Nikolay Haytov, Smolyan, 2019

Translated by Valeri Petrov

Direction: Delyan Iliev

Scenography: Svetoslav Kokalov

Costumes: Anna Nartsis Shopova

Music and on stage performance: Mira Iskarova

Actors: Bozhana Manovska, Rada Velinova, Jovanna Galiardi/Gergana Libova,

Atanas Naydenov, Dimitar Martinov, Nikola Oreshkov, Dimitar Dimitrov,

Boris Hadzhiyski, Vassil Chitanov

Photo: Mihail Hubchev

Anna Shopova

Anna Shopova graduated in MA Scenography at the National Academy of Art in Sofia in 2019. Since February 2021 she has been a PhD student supervised by Professor Svetoslav Kokalov.

Her work as a scenographer and a costume designer includes performances in the area of dramatic theater at the Rhodope Dramal Theater Nikolay Haytov in Smolyan and at the National Academy for Theater and Film Arts in Sofia. Her independent projects are based on a mix of paintings, photos, collages, texts, videos, and sound. All of them are presented outside the frame of art galleries. Her main source of inspiration is life, urban space; conscious observation of the surroundings and the discovery of objects for research; the conflict between the ‘normal’; the borderline, and the exaggerated. She is interested in the theater and its expressive power on-stage as well as site-specific.

She participated in several group exhibitions, the last of which was at the international festival SAW5 (Sofia Art Week 2022). In 2022 she was awarded a prize for Costume Design at the National Festival for small theater forms in Vratza for the performance Titanic Orchestra based on the play by Hristo Boychev, dramaturgy and direction Delyan Iliev, Rhodope Drama Theater Nikolay Haytov, Smolyan in 2021.