Assoc. Prof. Ph.D.
Konstantin Karakostov

CURRICULUM VITAE
of Konstantin Georgiev Karakostov

Е-mail : conny@abv.bg

Specialisations

2009 – successfully passed competition exam for a full-time doctoral student at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”
2005 – successfully passed competition for a full-time assistant professor position at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”, major field of study Acting for Puppet Theatre
2005 – National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov” – directing for puppet theatre, supervisor Prof. Bonyo Loungov
2003 – successfully passed competition a part-time assistant professor position at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”, major field of study Acting for Puppet Theatre

Education
Higher Education
2008 – New Bulgarian University, Sofia; degree: master of arts (M.A.) in theatre directing
1999 – National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov; major field of study: Acting Mastery for Puppet Theatre, supervisor Prof, Dora Rouskova; degree: bachelor of arts (B.A.) in acting and a professional qualification actor
High school
1995 - Second English Language School, Sofia, Bulgaria

Professional Experience

- Actor, Albena Theatre: 1999 - currently
- Full-time Assistant Professor, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov; major field of study: Acting Mastery for Puppet Theatre; Prof. Bonyo Loungov’s class: 2005 – currently
- Part-time Assistant Professor, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”; major field of study: Acting Mastery for Puppet Theatre; Prof. Bonyo Loungov’s class: 2001 – 2005
- Lecturer, Varna Free University “Chernorizets Hrabar”: 2004 – 2006

Parts in theatre performances as an actor

2008 – The Weather Today – 2008, a puppet-satirical TV emission on Skynet TV, Skopje, MACEDONIA
2007 – Black Eyes – a Russian-Gypsy show; author and director Prof. Bonyu Lungov
2006 – The Telephone, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2005 – Sweet Life, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2004 – ABBA Forever, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2003 – Doubles In The Night, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2002 – Sea Of Dreams, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2001 – Cabaret 2001 Nights, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
2000 – Participation in the closing show at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany
1998 – In The Night Of The Carnival, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov
1997 – A Folklore Magic, author and director prof. Bonyu Lungov

Parts in theatre performances as an assistant director and director

2011 – assistant director of The Wizard Of Oz by L. F. Baum, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Mzcedonia
2011 – assistant director of The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Puppet Theater, Tirana, Albania
2011 – assistant director of Mowgli, City Theater in Podgoritsa, Montenegro
2010 – assistant director and choreography of Room 304 by Bel Kaufman, Drama and Puppet Theater Ivan Radoev, Pleven, Bulgaria
2010 – assistant director of Endless Dreams, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2009 – assistant director of The Iron Boy by I. Radichkov, Children’s Puppet Theatre, town of Banja Luka, Republic of Serbia
2009 – assistant director of A Fairytale Oro Dance, City Theater in Podgoritsa, Montenegro
2009 – assistant director of A Midsummer Night's Dream by W. Shakespeare, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2009 – assistant director of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie, Central Puppet Theatre, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – assistant director of The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2008 – assistant director of The Iron Boy by I. Radichkov in National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria
2008 – assistant director of A Folklore Magic - Bulgaria’s presentation at the EXPO 2008 in Zaragoza, Spain
2008 – assistant director of A Folklore Magic, Children’s Puppet Theatre, town of Banja Luka, Republic of Serbia
2008 – director of A Fairytale Horo Dance, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”, a production by Prof. Lungov
2008 – assistant director of The Weather Today, a puppet-satirical TV emission, for “Skynet TV” – Skopje, Macedonia
2008 – assistant director of Mowgli, Puppet Theatre, town of Niš, Serbia
2007 – directing, music selection and choreography of The Telephone, a production by Prof. Lungov
2007 – assistant director and choreography of A Fairytale for the Priest and his Servant Glupan, based on a story by A. S. Pushkin, Central Puppet Theatre in Sofia, a production by Prof. B. Lungov
2006 – assistant director and choreography of A Fairytale for the Priest and his Servant Glupan, based on a story by A. S. Pushkin, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2004 – directing and staging of Pye the Little Parrot, based on Yordan Todorov story, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2003 – directing of A Starry Cocktail, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia, a production by prof. Lungov
2002 and 2003 – assistant director of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and The Telephone, National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts “Krastyo Sarafov”
2001 – director of Pye the Little Parrot, based on Yordan Todorov story, Albena Theatre
2000 – director during organisation and implementation of the programmes representing the Republic of Bulgaria at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany
1999/2000 – assistant director of all programmes at the National Palace of Culture concerning the celebration of the New Millenium


Participation in festivals, tours and awards

2009 – Grand Prix award and the award of the city jury at the International Puppet Festival in the town of Kotor, Montenegro, for The Little Match Girl by Hans Christian Andersen - Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
2009 – the Grand Prix award for A Folklore Magic Children’s Puppet Theatre, town of Banja Luka, Republic of Serbia at the Festival of Little Forms, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2008 – the Grand Prix award for The Telephone, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia at the International Puppet Festival in the town of Kotor, Montenegro
2008 – the Grand Prix award for A Fairytale for the Priest and his Servant Glupan, Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia at the VII European Festival of Puppet Theatres, town of Pogradec, Albania
2008 – presentation of A Folklore Magic and A Fairytale Horo Dance at the EXPO 2008 Zaragoza, Spain
2007 – the Grand Prix award for A Fairytale for the Priest and his Servant Glupan, Children and Youth Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia at the International Puppet Festival in the town of Kotor, Montenegro
2003 – a tour around the towns of Sion, Lausanne, Montreux and Vevey, Switzerland performing A Folklore Magic
2002 – festival Golden Note in the town of Odessa, Ukraine performing Sea of Dreams
2001 – Festival of Performances for Children in the town of Sibenik, Croacia performing A Folklore Magic
2000 – presentation of A Folklore Magic at the EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany
1998 – a tour in Germany – Berlin, Dresden, Frankfurt, Essen and Erfurt performing A Folklore Magic
1997 – International Puppet Festival PIF in Zagreb, Croatia performing A Folklore Magic
1997 – a tour in France - Paris, Grenoble and Chaumont performing A Folklore Magic

Languages
English – excellent writing and speaking
French – good writing and speaking
Serbian – good writing and speaking
Macedonian – good writing and speaking
Russian – satisfactory writing and speaking
Spanish – satisfactory speaking

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