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One Hour Theatre

Theatrical Art Therapy for people diagnosed with Schizophrenia

Concept and Facilitator: Vasilena Radeva

Theatre Expert: Bogdana Kotareva

Video Documentation: Petia Ivanova

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One Hour Theatre

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Over the course of three years (2014 - 2017) one a week, Panic Button Theatre, represented by Vasilena Radeva and Bogdana Kotareva lead a theatre class with patients of the City Psychiatric Clinic, in Sofia, Bulgaria. The participants also attended a performance at Theatre Sofia once a month. The creative meetings between the artists and patients lead to the culmination of a sharing, for an invited audience, of three Bulgarian texts: Don’t Loose Heart, by St. Stratiev; Tourists, by Chudomir; and Antonio and Claudia, by Georgi Angelov. The theatrical meetings were filmed and made into a documentary film called - One Hour Theatre, written and directed by Petia Ivanova.


In partnership with the Health Reform Center for Mental Health “Professor Nicolas Shipkovenski”.

The project aimed to introduce children to the basic concepts and elements of various kinds of art, and to engage the young patients in creating and telling stories.


The meetings occurred once weekly over the course of 10 months between 2018 and 2019, and were run as workshops, lead by artists and experts in four artistic fields: theatre, creative writing, music, and photography.


This Project was realized in partnership with SBAL Children’s Hospital “Prof. Dr. Ivan Mitev”, Sofia and with financial support from the National Fund “Kultura

Creative Healing

Creative Activities with Hospitalized Children

Concept, Facilitator, and Theatre Expert: Vasilena Radeva

Creative Writing Expert: Tsenka Kucheva

Photography Expert: Petia Ivanova

Music Expert: Konstantin Kuchev

Children and Balance

Artists from Panic Button Theater ran a "balance" workshop in a festival organized by "Live Adventures".

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