„Welcome To Bulgaria / Refugees Welcome“


A performance reading

23 and 24 March от 7:30  p.m, in DNK space for contemporary dance and performance (to National Palace of Culture, NDK)

In Bulgarian with English subtitles

“Refugees welcome” explores the boundary between patriotism and nationalism, the limit of healthy tolerance and sympathy, the back and the front of Bulgarian identity today. During the Europe’s migrant crises the Bulgarian president calls all Bulgarians to actively participate in a national campaign for attracting refugees to stay in the country as this will ensure the very much needed EU funds. All Bulgarians – men, mothers, hunters, retirees, artists – begun an active propaganda, targeted at the refugees, bypassing the country.


Authors: Zdrava Kamenova and Gergana Dimitrova

Co-authors: Elena Shopova, Petar Meltev, with the support of Vasilena Vasileva

Director: Gergana Dimitrova

Cast: Zdrava Kamenova, Vladimir Dimitrov, Eva Danailova/Ekaterina Georgieva, Iva Todorova, Peter Meltev/Alexander Mitrev, Petko Kamenov, Toni Karabashev

Set design: Elena Shopova

Video: Petko Tanchev

Music: Pavel Terziyski

Assistant-director: Ekaterina Chokova

Photographer: Zdravko Yonchev


Tickets: 10 | 8 leva.

(Tickets are available at http://www.ticketportal.bg/,  the Ticket center at NDK and at the door, one hour before each event.)

Duration: 75 minutes


*With English subtitles*


The play was created during a residence for collective writing in March-September 2016 produced by 36 Monkeys.

The project is implemented in partnership with Etud Gallery, DNK – space for contemporary dance and performance, National Palace of Culture and PORTA BG. The project is funded by “Culture” Program of Sofia Municipality for 2016.