The drama-social formation “Flower theater” was founded in 1994 by graduates from The Drama Academy “Krestyo Sarafov”, Sofia- Puppet Theater Department. On 13 of April, 1999 it was registered as a non-profit association according to Persons and Family law.
Since 1995 the team has been focused on applying drama and theater techniques in the social and educational sphere. They update their methods constantly, participating in European projects for educating teachers and exchanging experience when participating in international art-social projects.
The actors work FOR and WITH children and youngsters and their surroundings to create conditions for their future positive entering in social life, no matter their origin and abilities.
– develop their personal potential and build up a quality value system;
– programs for preventing participation in acts of violence, ethnic intolerance, illnesses passed sexually, through traffic or drugs;
– involve disadvantaged youngsters: deprived of parental care, homeless, with physical and intellectual problems, with deviant behavior, dropped from school, victims of violence and military conflicts (Kosovar refugee camps in Macedonia, social homes in Kosovo, Serbia and Macedonia, resocialization of families- victims of 11 September);
– including them in a youth network for giving them informal civil education from coevals to coevals according to the Convention on the rights of the child.
To successfully help young people from isolated communities to enter the social life the team works to break the stereotypes of how the society treats them. They organize public theater performances in which they perform together with other coevals. Conducts national and international trainings and experience exchange for applying drama and theater techniques in the social work of educators, actors, social workers, youngsters- volunteers (Balkans, Western Europe, USA). They look for cooperation with parents, state and municipal institutions, NGOs and mass media.
The projects are supported on the PHARE program, Culture Department- Bulgaria, European Cultural Foundation, UNDP, Canadian Agency for international development, Co-operating Netherlands Foundations, British Council, Trust for civil society in Central and Eastern Europe, Balkan trust for democracy, World bank, USAID, ArtsLink- USA, Fund supporting NPO- Bulgaria, A program for life learning- Grundtvug and Leonardo da Vinci, Capital program “Culture”, National Fund “Culture”, “Culture 2007-2013” program and others.
Носител на международни театрални награди.
A member of the International Drama Association, Theater and Education, National Network for children, World association of puppet theaters UNIMA, Association of the Bulgarian puppet theaters ACT, Association of the Teacher’s and social help to children FICE- Bulgaria, Anti-aids Coalition – Bulgaria.