Prof.
Zdravko Mitkov

Name: Mitkov, Zdravko Kirilov
Address: 20 prof. Giovani Gorini street, 1505 Sofia, Bulgaria
Telephone: Home + (359 2) 470 7167; + (359 2) 846 6125
E-mail: z.mitkov@gmail.com

Nationality: Bulgarian
Date of birth: 11 March 1952

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

 1974 – 1978
• Principal subjects National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia
Theatre Directing
(Acting, Directing, History of Art, Philosophy, Theory of Drama, ets.)

1973 – 1974
Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
Bulgarian Philology

1967 – 1971
State School of Technology

MOTHER TONGUE: BULGARIAN

FOREIGN LANGUAGES
                  ENGLISH      RUSSIAN
• Reading excellent       excellent
• Writing excellent         excellent
• Speaking excellent     excellent

WORK EXPERIENCE


 DIRECTOR AT THE FOLLOWING THEATRES


 “Sofia”, Municipal Theatre, Sofia (1992 – on going)
 National Opera, Sofia (2001)
National Music Theatre (2000)
“Al. Konstantinov” Theatre of Satire, Sofia (1988 – 1992)
 Theatre of Youth, Sofia (1986 – 1988)
 “B. Danovski” Drama Theatre, Pernik (1984 – 1986)
“199” Theatre, Sofia (1985)
State Opera, Stara Zagora (1985)
 “K.Velichkov” Drama Theatre, Pazardjik (1979 – 1984)
 “Ivan Vazov” National Theatre (1978)

DIRECTOR ABROAD

Armstrong theatre, Colorado Springs, CO, USA (1997, March – May)
National Theatre, Shtip, MACEDONIA (1994)
 “New American Theatre”, Rockford, IL. USA (1988)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
 1999 – on going
National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts – Sofia
Professor in Acting and Directing

1997 (March – May)
The Colorado College, Drama and Dance Department, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Guest professor – Directing II: “Advanced theory and practice of directing”

1996 – 1999
Associate Professor in Acting and Directing

1985 – 1996
Lecturer in Acting and Directing

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
 2000 – 2003
RECTOR of National Academy for Theater and Film Arts – Sofia

 2000
Deputy Rector of Research

1997 – 2000
Higher Certifying Commission – Government of
Republic of Bulgaria
Member of the Commission of the Arts

PRIZES
EIGHT PRIZES at national theatrical competitions

ADAPTATIONS

 “DON QUIXOTE” – after Miguel de Cervantes
 “ALICE IN THE LOOKING-GLASSWORLD” – after Lewis Carroll

TRANSLATIONS FROM ENGLISH
 “THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA” by Tennessee Williams
 “A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR” by Tennessee Williams
“SUMMER AND SMOKE” by Tennessee Williams
 “WINGS” by Arthur Kopit
“ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” by Joseph Kesselring
 “THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS” by Alan Bennet
“THE CHERRY SISTERS” by Michael Green
 “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer


INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND CONFERENCES
Salzburg Seminar SHAKESPEARE AROUND THE GLOBE – SALZBURG, AUSTRIA (February 23 – March 1, 2000)
 THEATRICAL COFERENCE OF THE COUNTRIES OF SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE – ATHENS, GREECE (November 26, 1999)
11TH WORLD CONGRESS OF ASSITEJ in HABANA CUBA (1993)
 Member of Executive Committee of ASSITEJ (1987 – 1993)
9TH WORLD CONGRESS AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF ASSITEJ – ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA (April 1987)

PUBLICATIONS
 “THE CONTEMPORARY MEDITERRANEAN THEATRE – BACK TO THE CRADLE OF THE VERBAL” (Lecture – International Conference of the Countries of Southeastern Europe, November 1999, Athens, GREECE.)
 “PROBLEMS OF THE VERBAL VEHICLES OF EXPRESSION IN THE CONTEXT OF THE CONTEMPORARY THEATRE” (M. of Arts Thesis – 1997, NATFIZ, SOFIA.)
 “CREATING THE PERFORMANCE FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES IN THE AGE OF MASS-MEDIA” (Lecture – 9-th World Congress and Assembly of ASSITEJ – April 1987, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.)

MAJOR PRODUCTIONS
1. “THE GLASS MENAGERIE” by Tennessee Williams – 1979
2. “LE CHEVAL EVANOUI” by Francoise Sagan – 1980
3. “THE WOMEN IN THE PARLIAMENT” by Aristophanes – 1981, 1992, 1996
4. “ROMEO AND JULIET” by William Shakespeare – 1981, 1992
5. “A LOVELY SUNDAY FOR CREVE COEUR” by T.Williams – 1985, 1996
6. “L’AIGLE A DEUX TETES” by Jean Cocteau – 1986
7. “THE THREEPENNY OPERA” by Bertolt Brecht – 1987
8. “ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” by Joseph Kesselring – 1987
9. “ALICE IN THE LOOKING-GLASSWORLD” by L.Carrol/Mitkov – 1988, 1997
10. “DEAD SOULS” by Nikolai Gogol – 1988
11. “O, HAPPY DAYS” by Samuel Becket – 1989
12. “BUS RIDE” by St. Stratiev – 1989 (USA)
13. “THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA” by Tennessee Williams – 1992
14. “DANS LA SOLITUDE DES CHAMPS DE COTON” by Bernard-Marie Koltes – 1992
15. “THE MERCHANT OF VENICE” by William Shakespeare – 1992
16. “THE ITALIAN GIRL” by I. Murdoch/J. Saunders – 1992
17. “M. BUTTERFLY” by D.W. Hwang – 1993
18. “OUR TOWN” by Thornton Wilder – 1993
19. “LA MACHINE INFERNALE” by Jean Cocteau – 1994, 1998
20. “JONADAB” by Peter Shaffer – 1995
21. “SUMMER AND SMOKE” by Tennessee Williams – 1995
22. “LOVE’S LABOUR’S LOST” by William Shakespeare – 1996
23. “INCIDENT AT TWILIGHT” by Fr.Durrenmatt – 1996
24. “ROMULUS THE GREAT” by Fr.Durrenmatt – 1996
25. “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer – 1997 (USA)
26. “EQUUS” by Peter Shaffer – 1998 (Bulgaria)
27. “A SKULL IN CONNEMARA” by Martin McDonagh – 1999
28. “LE LIBERTIN” by Erik-Emmanuel Schmitt – 16.03.2000
29. “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” the musical by Jerry Herman – 22.04.2000
30. “HOTEL DES DEUX MONDES” by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt – 05.12.2000
31. “FIVE KINDS OF SILENCE” by Shelagh Stephenson – 03.2001
32. “THE KEY” by Junichiro Tanizaki – 29.04.2001
33. “UNE ENVIE DE TUER” by Xavier Durranger – 11.10.2001
34. “BEGGAR’S OPERA” by John Gay – 29.11.2001
35. “FAUST” by Charles Gounod – 20.12.2001
36. “SPRING AWAKENING” by Frank Vedekind – 14.02.2002
37. “LA CAGE AUX FOLLES” by Jean Poiret – 23.03.2004
38. “ANONIMO VENEZIANO” by Giuseppe Berto – 03.04.2004
39. “ARSENIC AND OLD LACE” by Joseph Kesselring – 08.12.2004
40. “THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?” by Horace McCoy – 14.10.2005
41. “LA NUIT DE VALOGNES” by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt – 10.02.2006
42. “ROMEO AND JULIET” by William Shakespeare – 16.01.2007
43. “AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE” by Henrik Ibsen/Arthur Miller – 19.03.2007
44. “THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON’T THEY?” by Horace McCoy – 31.01.2008
45. “VOLPONE” by Ben Jonson – 10.10.2008

(Plus a big number of Bulgarian, Russian and Eastern-European plays)

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