Special Event

DirectorFest - This Is NOT Hamlet

Someone once said that an actor must eat all the food in the world, drink all the alcohol, and sleep with all of the women. But it wasn’t Shakespeare, and it certainly wasn’t Hamlet!  A mad rollercoaster ride excavating some of the world’s most famous playwrights -- Shakespeare, Beckett, Moliere, Cervantes, Stoppard, De La Barca among them -- This Is NOT Hamlet explores the limits of ourselves and the stage, the thin line between reality and illusion.  The piece won European prizes when it debuted in 2016 at Sofia’s famed Theatre Sfumato.

Bulgarian director BOYAN KRACHOLOV earned degrees in Directing from the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, and in Philosophy from Sofia University.  His most recent work, MEMORY OF FLIGHT, premiered at the Plovdiv Drama Theatre in 2018. He is currently working on a piece combining the opera “Faust” by Gounod with the play by Goethe, set to premiere at the Pravets Mozart Festival. is first book, “Temple of Dreams,” was published in 2017.

THIS IS NOT HAMLET is presented by The Drama League, The LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, and Art Office Foundation as part of the Drama League International Stage Directors Exchange.

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When & Where

LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Wednesday, January 23
7:00 PM
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center
Thursday, January 24
7:00 PM