Goga's residence hosts Peter Dentchev in June

Goga's residence hosts Peter Dentchev in June

06/13/2018 - News

Peter Dentchev is a Bulgarian writer, theatre director and publicist. He graduated from Drama Theater at the “Krastio Sarafov” National Theater Academy in 2010, and afterwards he graduated from the Master's program in Theater Arts in 2012. He has nominations and awards from various competitions for poetry, prose and drama (New Bulgarian Drama, Contest "Ecstasy", "Light Stretch" Award). He has twice received the second prize at the National Youth Poetry Competition "Veselin Hanchev". With his novel "Like a Man kissing a woman he loves," he won the competition for a new Bulgarian novel "Development" in 2007. Later, he published the collection of stories "Stories from The Past" (2010, Janet 45) the novel "The Quiet Sun" (2012, Janet 45). There are periodical publications, translations of stories in Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Germany and the United States.

He has staged performances on the stages of most of the big theatres in Bulgaria ("Ivan Vazov" Sofia National Theater, Satirical Theatre, Youth Theatre, theatres in Pazardjik, Rousse, Varna, Stara Zagora, Yambol etc. At the theatre he staged authors such as Edward Albee, Jordi Galceran, Shakespeare, Moliere, and have performed at various festivals in Serbia, Romania, Montenegro and Kosovo, have been nominated for various national awards, and have twice been a guest at the short story festival "Kikidnda Short" Kikinda, Serbia. His interests are focused on the political history and how it affects the arts & society structures. He has very deep interest in the Balkan’s literary stage.

His staying at Goga's residency is part of project Reading Balkans. It is a part of the project South and East reaches West – digital platform for promotion of writers in post-conflict societies (iSE2W).