Margarita Macheva


MARGARITA MACHEVA was born on October 9, 1990, in Pleven. In 2013, she graduated in "Directing for Drama Theater" from "Krastyo Sarafov" National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia in the class of prof. Plamen Markov. Her debut pеrformance is "Blood Wedding" by Federico G. Lorca at the "Ivan Radoev" Drama and Puppet Theatre in Pleven. In 2017, she completed a master's degree in "Theatre Arts" at NATFA.

In 2016, she becomes a resident director the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre and directs her first performance on the stage in Blagoevgrad - "Vampire" by Anton Strashimirov. Since 2018 she is the manager of the "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre in Blagoevgrad.


Her performances at "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre include:

  • "Vampire" by Anton Strashimirov (2016);
  • "In the Feet of Vitosha Mountain" by Peyo Yavorov (2017);
  • "Princess Turandot" by Carlo Gozzi (2018);
  • "The Light Princess" by George MacDonald (2019);
  • "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens (2019);
  • "Vanity Fair" by Kate Hamill (2020);
  • "Postscript" - performance based on letters (2021);
  • "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault (2021);


Her performances in other theatres include:

  • "Blood Wedding" by Federico G. Lorca ("Ivan Radoev" Drama and Puppet Theatre - Pleven, 2013);
  • "Without a Dowry" by Alexander N. Ostrovsky ("Sava Ognianov" Drama Theatre - Rousse, 2014);
  • "Table Manners" by Alan Ayckbourn ("Ivan Radoev" Drama and Puppet Theatre - Eleven, 2015);
  • "Mother" after the play "Vassa Zheleznova" by Maxim Gorky (Drama Theatre - Plovdiv, 2016);
  • "Life x 3" by Yasmina Reza ("Vasil Drumev" Drama and Puppet Theatre - Shoumen, 2018);
  • "The Lady with the Camellias" by Alexander Dumas, fils (Theatre and Music Producing Centre - Varna, 2022);


  • Winner of Award for contribution to the development of Bulgarian culture from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria;
  • Forbes Bulgaria "30 Under 30" ranking for young managers;
  • Winner of "Person of the Year" in the "Culture" category from the Municipality of Blagoevgrad (2020);
  • Nominee for IKAR Award in 2017 in the "Debut" category for directing "Mother" by Maxim Gorky at the Drama Theatre in Plovdiv;

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