The ISO Theatre in Sofia


The actors of the ISO Theatre will come together again in context of the Small Season Festival in Sofia for an exclusive ISO Theatre masterclass directed by the Sfumato Laboratory Theatre's artistic directors Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev.

The idea is through the garment to resurrect the human, his unique personal being and so to form his monologue.

A fragment of No - I by S. Beckett

"We will apply as creative tools theatrical techniques and practices "outside-inside"; we will provoke the imagination, the sensory memory and the ability of the actor to empathize “entering” in someone's life. We will find path from the game to the no-game, through a series of individual attempts to a theatrical re-construction of the genius text of Beckett, formed by the monologues of a group of nameless people. Let us look at the nameless human, the human second hand."

M. Mladenova, I. Dobchev


The UTE Decentralized Academy presents:

Second Hand

An ISO Theatre masterclass

directed by Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev

27 June – 2 July 2016

at the Sfumato Laboratory Theatre Sofia, Bulgaria

Demonstration to the audience

on 1 July 2016, 7pm

at the Big Hall of the Sfumato Laboratory Theatre Sofia, Bulgaria.

The 2016 ISO team in Sofia

Petya Alabozovabio | Germany/Bulgaria

Bilyana Georgievabio | Bulgaria

Aglaia Katsiki bio | Greece

Boris Krastevbio | Bulgaria

Benjamin-Lew Klonbio | Germany/Poland

Sophie Lewischbio | France

Luís Putobio | Portugal

Angélique Zainibio | France

Participants from Bulgaria:

Ivan Barnev

Nadia Keranova

Boyko Krastanov

Hristo Petkov

Katalin Stareishinska


A project organised by the Union des Théâtres de l’Europe in cooperation with the Sfumato Laboratory Theatre.

In context of the Small Season Festival and the CONFLICT ZONES network programme of the UTE.

With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.


Photo above from the open rehearsal during the 2015 ISO theatre residency

in Rome. © Jennifer Ressel/UTE

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ISO Masterclass

The ISO Theatre, Margarita Mladenova and Ivan Dobchev

27 juin - 2 juillet, 2016