Pepa Maneva


PEPA MANEVA was born on July 2, 1982, in Sofia. In 2008, she graduated with a degree in 'Acting for Puppet Theatre' from the 'Krastyo Sarafov' National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in the class of prof. Zheni Pashova. She worked as an actress at the Puppet Theatre in Gabrovo and the Puppet Theatre in Sliven.

In 2011, she became a part of the ensemble at the 'Nikola Vaptsarov' Drama Theatre and made her debut on Blagoevgrad's stage in the role of Katherina in 'I Hear Your Voices' by Dimitar Talev, directed by Boyko Bogdanov.


Her roles in the theatre include:

  • Bosilka in "The Fortuneteller" by Stefan L. Kostov, director Kostadin Bandutov (2011);
  • Rayna in "Women's Kingdom" by Stefan L. Kostov, director Rumen Popkostadinov (2015);
  • Rayna Chavdarova in "Duel" by Ivan Vazov, director Kostadin Bandutov (2016);
  • The Fairy and Charlotte in "Beauty and the Beast" by Charles Perrault, director Janet Keranova (2017);
  • Boryana in "Boryana" by Yordan Yovkov, director Boyko Bogdanov (2014);
  • Princess Adelma in "Princess Turandot" by Carlo Gozzi, director Margarita Macheva (2018);
  • The Fox in "Pinocchio" by Carlo Collodi, directors Ognuna Spirov and Biliana Dilkova (2018);
  • Lady Monmouth in "The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde, director Stayko Murdjev (2019);
  • The Deamon and Woman 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);
  • Stepmother in "Cinderella" by Charles Perrault, director Margarita Macheva (2021);
  • Rackon in "A Comedy of Tenors" by Ken Ludwig, director Asen Blatechki (2023);
  • The Maid in "The Transfiguration" by Franz Kafka, director Veselka Kuncheva (2023);
  • Persephone in "Metamorphoses" by Ovid, stage adaptation by Mary Zimmerman, director Stayko Murdjev (2023);
  • Albukere, the Peacock and others in "The Birthday of the Infanta" by Oscar Wilde, director Todor Vulov (2024) and others;


Her roles outside "Nikola Vaptsarov" Drama Theatre include:

  • The Villager in "Yerma" by F. G. Lorca, director Biliana Petrova (Youth Theatre, 2007);
  • Mary Canar and Flamingo Rose in "Mistery with Eggs", director Teodora Popova (Puppet Theatre - Sliven, 2008);
  • The Princess in "The Princess and the Pea", director Temenujka Kolarova (Puppet Theatre - Gabrovo, 2010) and others.

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