Albena Chobanova

Actress

ALBENA CHOBANOVA was born on September 2, 1966, in Blagoevgrad. She is a graduate of prof. Encho Halachev and Ivan Nalbantov in the studio of the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre. In 1988, she becomes part of the troupe of the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad and makes her professional stage debut in the roles of Medusa, Octopus, Coral, and Crab in "Puk" by Valeri Petrov, directed by Margarita Blagieva.

 

Her roles in the theatre include: 

  • Nurse in "Lolita" by Edward Albee, director Encho Halachev (1992);
  • Minashu in "Puss in Boots" by Charles Perrault, director Stefan Polyakov (1995);
  • Sofia in "Intrigue and Love" by Friedrich Schiller, director Asen Shop (1996);
  • Fanchette in "A Mad Day" by Pierre Beaumarchais, directed by Nikola Petkov (1997);
  • Magdalena in "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico G. Lorca, director Encho Halachev (1998);
  • Babe Botrelle in "Crimes of The Heart" by Beth Henley, director Ognian Spirov (1998);
  • The Moon in "Blood Wedding" by Federico G. Lorca, director Krum Philipov (2001);
  • The Student in "Sand Puzzle" by Yana Dobreva, director Rumen Popkostadinov (2002);
  • Cecily Cardew in "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, director Bogdan Petkanin (2003);
  • Choir in "The Government Inspector" by Nikolay V. Gogol, director Garo Ashikyan (2005);
  • Hortensia in "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, director Ventsislav Asenov (2005);
  • Valentina in "Valentine's Day" by Ivan Viripaev, director Alexander Sabev (2006);
  • The Mother, The Soldier and Chernodrinski in "Chernodrinski is coming home" by Goran Stefanovski, director Ivan Dobchev (2006);
  • Sonya in "Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner" by Natalia Mashina, director Garo Ashikyan (2007);
  • Delphine in "Human Comedy" based on "Father Griot" by Onore de Balzac, director Boyko Bogdanov (2007);
  • Gittel in "Two for the Seesaw" by William Gibson, director Alexander Galperin (2007);
  • Second Girl in "Dragon's Wedding" by Petko Todorov, director Krum Filipov (2008);
  • Christine by "Miss Julie" by August Strindberg, director Garo Ashikyan (2010);
  • Miss Portich in "Doctor" by Branislav Nushich, director Boyko Bogdanov (2010);
  • Alice in "The Retreat from Moscow" by William Nicholson, director Peter Peykov (2011);
  • Lady MacDuff in "Macbeth" by William Shakespeare, director Grigor Antontov (2012);
  • Elka in "Geratsi" by Elin Pelin, director Boyko Bogdanov (2013);
  • Iluminada in "The Big Award" by Ector Cintero, director Petrinel Gotchev (2014);
  • Malama in "Vampire" by Anton Strashimirov, director Margarita Macheva (2016);
  • Amelie in "In the Feet of Vitosha Mountain" by Anton Strashimirov, director Margarita Macheva (2017);
  • Madame Vane in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, director Stayko Murdjev (2019);
  • Smaraida in "Under the Monastry Vine" by Elin Pelin, director Kalin Angelov (2019); 
  • Woman in "Vaptsarov: Songs of Man" by Stayko Murjev, Boian Ivanov and Teya Sugareva (2019); 
  • Madame Pernelle in "Tartuffe" by Moliere, director Damyan Tenev (2020); 
  • Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde, director Anton Ugrinov (2021); 
  • Albena in "Noticed in Blagoevgrad" - documentary performance, director Nada Sokolovska (2022 г.); 
  • Chorus and Therapist in "Metamorphoses" by Ovid, stage adaptation by Mary Zimmerman, director Stayko Murdjev (2023);  

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  • Winner of IKAR Award 2017 in the "Leading Role" category for Malama in "Vampire" by Anton Strashimirov, director Margarita Macheva;
  • Nominee for ASKEER Award 2012 in the "Leading Role" category for Alice in "The Retreat from Moscow"by William Nicholson, director Peter Peykov;
  • Winner of award in the "Leading Role" category from "New Bulgarian Drama" Festival 2023 in Shaman for her roles in "Noticed in Blagoevgrad" - documentary performance, director Nada Sokolovska;

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