Janet Keranova


JANET KERANOVA was born on May 20, 1955, in Slivnitsa. In 1977, she graduated from the specialty 'Acting for Drama Theatre' at the 'Krastyo Sarafov' National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in the class of Professor Anastas Mihailov. She participated in the diploma performances 'Dangerous Turn' and 'The Scapin.' 

She worked as an actress at the 'Nevena Kokanova' Drama Theatre in Yambol and the 'Stefan Kirov' Drama Theatre in Sliven. In 1979, she became part of the ensemble at the 'Nikola Vaptsarov' Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad, making her debut on its stage in the role of Aykan in 'Various Melodies' by Zorair Khalapyan, directed by Alexander Grigoryan. In her creative portfolio as an actress, she has over 90 roles in iconic theatrical productions on the stage in Blagoevgrad.


Her roles in the theatre include: 

  • Ogla in "When the Thunder Strikes" by Peyo Yavorov, director Margarita Blagieva (1978);
  • Rositsa in "The Window" by Konstantin Iliev, director Peter Stoychev (1979);
  • Gil Turner in "Butterflies are Free" by Leopold Gersh, director Kostadin Bandutov (1979);
  • Aksinia Danailovna in "The Forest" by Alexander N. Ostrovsky, director Kostadin Bandutov (1980);
  • Baba Kunka in "The Fortuneteller" by Stefan L. Kostov, director Kostadin Bandutov (2011);
  • Puck in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, director Kostadin Bandutov (1981);
  • Anya in "The Cherry Orchard" by Anton P. Chekhov, director Stavri Karamfilov (1982);
  • Radostina în "The Thessaloniki Assassins" by Georgi Danailov, director Kiril Kamenov (1984);
  • Ismene in "Antigone" by Sophocles, director Stavri Karamfilov (1988);
  • Vera in "Hunting of Wild Ducks" by Alexander Vampilov, director Dmitri Astrahan (1989);
  • Anna Petrovna in "Ivanov" by Anton P. Chekhov, director Simeon Dimitrov (1990);
  • Luise in "Lolita" by Edward Albee, director Encho Halachev (1992);
  • Artemon in "Buratino" by Dimiter Dimitrov and Peter Stubble, director Nikolay Aprilov (1993);
  • Countess Rosine in "A Mad Day" by Pierre Beaumarchais, directed by Nikola Petkov (1997);
  • Venche in "Church for Wolves" by Peter Anastasov, director Plamen Panev (1998);
  • Irina in "We are Shooting a Film" by Edward Radzinski, director Petrinel Gochev (2000);
  • The Mother in "Bremen Freedom" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, director Garo Ashikyan (2001);
  • The Maid in "Blood Wedding" by Federico G. Lorca, director Krum Philipov (2001);
  • Vee Talbot in "Orpheus Descending" by Tennessee Williams, director Bogdan Petkanin (2022);
  • Countess de Boussac in "Human Comedy" based on "Father Griot" by Onore de Balzac, director Boyko Bogdanov (2007);
  • The Mother in "Dragon's Wedding" by Petko Todorov, director Krum Filipov (2008);
  • Miss Spasovich in in "Doctor" by Branislav Nushich, director Boyko Bogdanov (2010);
  • Olivia Medison in "Big Girls Don't Cry" by Neil Simon, director Mihail Petrov (2012);
  • Second Nurse in "Little Goodbye Rituals" by Olya Stoyanova, director Yavor Veselinov (2013);
  • Carmellina in in "The Big Award"" by Ector Cintero, director Petrinel Gotchev (2014);
  • Zlata in "Women's Kingdom" by Stefan L. Kostov, director Rumen Popkostadinov (2015);
  • Morgana in "The Light Princess" by George MacDonald, director Margarita Macheva (2019);
  • Woman in "Vaptsarov: Songs of Man" by Stayko Murjev, Boian Ivanov and Teya Sugareva (2019);
  • Miss Prism in "The Importance of Being Earnest" " by Oscar Wilde, director Anton Ugrinov (2021);
  • Janet at "Noticed in Blagoevgrad" - documentary performance, director Nada Sokolovska (2022);
  • Erysichthon's Mother and the Nurse in "Metamorphoses" by Ovid, stage adaptation by Mary Zimmerman, director Stayko Murdjev (2023) and others.

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