Prof.
Zheni Pashova

Name: Associate Professor Zheni Stefanova Pashova – actress, pedagogue, director

e-mail: atelie313@techno-link.com;

Education: 1976 – Graduated Acting for the Puppet Theatre in the National Academy for Theater & Film Arts “Krustyo Sarafov”, Sofia.
Master degree of puppet theater acting.

Languages: Bulgarian, Russian, English, Serbo-Croatian.

Professional experience:
1980/83 Actress in the State Puppet Theatre – Plovdiv.
1982 Assistant of Professor Bogdan Sarchadziev in the National Academy for
Theater & Film Arts “Krustyo Sarafov”, Sofia.
1983/92 Actress in the Central Puppet Theater – Sofia.
1984 Main assistant in the National Academy for Theater & Film Arts “Krustyo
Sarafov”, Sofia.
1992/04 Actress in the Theater “Atelie 313” – Sofia.
2000/09 Full time Associated Professor in the National Academy for Theater & Film
Arts “Krustyo Sarafov”, Sofia.

Creative Realization:
One of the most outstanding puppetry actresses in Bulgaria, playing many and many roles in different Puppet and Drama Theaters in the Country. The most important of them are:
1981 - “Carnival of Animals” (dir. Prof. Nikolina Georgieva), Puppet Theater Plovdiv
1982 - "The Marine Blue Peter" (dir. Peter Pashov), Puppet Theater Plovdiv
1984 - "Teddy Bear Rim-Chim-Chi" (dir. Prof. Atanas Ilkov) Central Puppet Theater,
Sofia.
1986 - “The Tempest” – Ariel. (dir. Peter Pashov) Central Puppet Theater, Sofia.
1989 - "Don Quixote" (dir. P. Pashov) Puppet Theater Plovdiv.
1993 – “Waitzman and the Red-skin” (dir. Slavcho Malenov) Theater 199, Sofia.
1995 - “Cinderella” (dir. Zheni Pashova) Theater “Atelie 313”, Sofia.
1996 - "The Master and Margarita" – Margarita (dir. Slavcho Malenov) "Atelier 313",
Sofia.
2002 - Peter Pan (dir. Peter Pashov) “Atelie 313”, Sofia, Bulgaria.

Participation with performances in many International Festivals in many countries, including: Holland, Austria, Germany, Tunisia, Turkey, India, Japan, Mexico, UK, Spain, etc.

Directing show productions as “Cinderella”, “Cats On The Old Roofs”, “Insomnia”,
“Behind the Borders”, “Jack and the Bean Stem”, “The Beauty and the Beast”, etc. in Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic Hungary, Romania.

Awards:
1979 – Best Actress – International Students Festival, Bialistok, Poland.
1982 – Best Actress of the Year for “The Light Blue Peter” by Urban Dulla. Union of
Bulgarian Actors.
1990 – Best Actress award for Dulcinea “Don Quixote” – International Puppetry
Festival “People and Puppets”, Pleven, Bulgaria.
1996 – Best Actress Award for the roles in “Cinderalla” – International Puppetry
Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, Bulgaria.
1996 – Best Director Award for “Cinderella” – International Puppetry Festival
“The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, Bulgaria.
1996 – Award for Puppet Theater Art – Union of Bulgarian Actors.
1997 – Best Performance Award for “Cinderella” – The International Puppetry Festival
in Prague, Czech Republic.
1997 – Actress Award for “Cinderella” – International Puppetry Festival, Poznan,
Poland.
1998 – Best Actress Award for “Cinderella” – International Puppetry Festival, Mexico-
city, Mexico.
1999 – Award For Best Show for “Cinderella” – International Puppetry Festival
“PIF”, Zagreb, Croatia.
2002 – Best Actress Award for the roles in “Peter Pan” – International Puppetry
Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, Bulgaria.
2003 - Best Actress Award for the roles in “Peter Pan” – International Puppetry
Festival “Two are too few, three are too many”, Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
2004 – Days of Bulgarian Arts in London
2004 – International Puppetry Festivals in San Sebastian, Tolosa, Pamplona,Gihon,
Ovideo – Spain.
2008 – Award of the Bulgarian Ministry of the Culture.
2008 – Award for Directing for “Behind the Borders”– International Puppetry
Festival “The Golden Dolphin”, Varna, Bulgaria.

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