Tea Sugareva

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Teya Edvinova Sugareva (born December 5, 1989, Sofia, Bulgaria) is a Bulgarian theatre director, drama teacher, and poet.

Education[edit]

  • 2003 - 2008 studied at the National School for Ancient Languages and Cultures "St Cyril", profiled in Humanities. Graduated with a thesis on "Poetics of Fabulous in the Prose of Alexander Vutimski"
  • 2008 - 2012 – studied in the Bachelor program Directing for Drama Theatre at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. During her education there, she implemented the following projects:

As a director[edit]

As an assistant director[edit]

  • 2010 Liars Club by Neil LaBute, director Prof. Snejina Tankovska
  • 2011 Journey to the West by Mary Zimmerman, director Prof. Snejina Tankovska
  • 2011 Richard III by Shakespeare, directed by Prof. Snejina Tankovska
  • 2011 The Followers of Confucius by Khan Dinin, director Prof. Snejina Tankovska
  • 2012 - 2013 studied in Master program Theater Arts at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts. Graduated with a thesis on "Aspects of the Collaboration between Director and Playwright in Modern Bulgarian Theater", with supervisor Prof. Snejina Tankovska

Participation in international projects[edit]

  • 2009 "Teacher's Academy", organized by the European League of Institutes of the Arts (ELIA) - coordinator of student groups
  • 2010 The first meeting of GATS (Global Alliance of the Theatre Schools) - coordinator of student groups
  • 2014 Drama League Directors Project - Drama League Fellow

Participation in workshops[edit]

  • 2009 The Body Tells the Story - Amanda Brennan
  • 2009 Like a Puppet on a String - Francesca Trevzer and May Fryuh
  • 2009 Street Theatre - a Case Study - Ger Clancy and Monica Binek
  • 2010 Dialogues with Your Voice - Kristin Linklater
  • 2011 Movement Elements of Classical Chinese Beijing Opera - Jian Xu
  • 2012 From Page to Stage – Roger Danforth and Lydia Starck
  • 2013 Viewpoints – Barbara Lanciers, Juanita Rockwell, Gabriel Shanks
  • 2014 Physical Theatre and Clown Acting – Steve Pacek
  • 2014 Acting the Song – Zi Alikhan
  • 2014 Vocal Viewpoints - Jen Waldman

Professional performances[edit]

  • September 2012 The Miser by Molière, implemented under the project "Bridge Between Generations" of Montfiz, co-production with Drama Theatre "Nevena Kokanova" in Yambol, Bulgaria
  • October 2012 Walled in Ones by Yassen Vassilev, production of the Youth Theatre "Nikolay Binev", Sofia, Bulgaria
  • June 2013 Welcome, America! by Matthew Vishniek, production of Theatre "Sofia", Sofia, Bulgaria
  • September 2013 Robin by Anna Topaldjikova, independent production of "Antract" and theater “Vuzrajdane”, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • March 2014 Invitation to Dinner by Olya Stoyanova, production of Theatre "Sofia", Sofia, Bulgaria
  • June 2014 This Property is Condemned by Tennessee Williams, production of The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY, United States
  • July 2014 The Little Prince, after the book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, production of The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • July 2014 Oedipus after Sophocles, production of The Hangar Theatre, Ithaca, NY, USA – participated as producer and fight choreographer

Teaching experience[edit]

  • September 2012 – until now, assistant of Prof. Tankovska; leads classes in "Directing for Drama Theatre" and "Acting for Drama Theatre" at The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts
  • March 2014 – co-leader of Stanislavski’s System - Actors Training workshop at The National Academy for students from Toho, Japan
  • July 2014 – leader of Actors Training in European Theatre workshop at The Hangar Theatre in Ithaca, NY, USA

Research activity[edit]

  • January 2014 is a PhD candidate in the Department "Acting and Directing for Drama Theatre" at the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts

Participated in the following festivals[edit]

  • July 2011 GATS Theatre Festival in Beijing, China as director of "Fire Dragon" after Geo Milev, Ivan Radoev, Alexander Vutimski
  • June 2012 International Theatre Festival "Varna Summer" in Varna, Bulgaria as a director of "Dead Souls" by Bulgakov after Gogol
  • June 2013 International Theatre Festival "Varna Summer" in Varna, Bulgaria as a director of "Welkome America" by Matthew Vishniek
  • June 2013 Theatrical Holidays "Nevena Kokanova" in Yambol, Bulgaria as a director of "The Miser" by Molière
  • October 2013 Days of Young Theater in Lovech, Bulgaria as a director of “Walled in Ones" by Yassen Vassilev

Awards and honors[edit]

  • 2012 National Academy award “Most Most Most” in the category “Best Director for Drama Theatre" in the class of 2012
  • 2013 "Golden Kukerikon" - Award in the category "Young Force" for the direction of "Dead Souls" by M. Bulgakov after Gogol
  • 2014 “Icarus” – award in the category “Debute” for the direction of "Robin" by Anna Topaldjikova
  • 2014 “Ascer” nomination in the category “Directing” for the direction of “Invitation for Dinner” by Olya Stoyanova

Poetry awards[edit]

  • 2005 to present - author of poetry, published in specialized magazines for poetry, award winner of national literary competitions:
  • 2007, 2008 "Petya Dubarova" in Burgas, Bulgaria
  • 2007 “Vazkresenie" (Resurrection) in Dobrich, Bulgaria
  • 2007 "Dushata na edin izvor" (The Soul of a Source) in Yambol, Bulgaria