Animal Farm

Ensemble (Devised)

State Puppet Theatre, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria (2018)

Pace School of Performing Arts, New York City (2018)

A workshop exploration on human self-deception and power based on George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

In May/June of 2018, the Nostos Ensemble (@nostosensemble) traveled to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria for the first stage of the International Creative Lab: Orwell Studio, funded through the Bulgarian-American Exchange Program, administered by the Art Office Foundation, and supported by Pace School of Performing Arts. In September of 2018, the next stage of the laboratory culminated with the New York premiere of Animal Farm.

Creative Team

Directed by Veselka Kuncheva
Designed by Marieta Golomehova
Music by Hristo Namliev
Photography by Yana Lozeva


Nolan Atterbury, Kyle Best, Sophia Carlin, Alex Church-Gonzales, Ryan Cook, Chloe Gluchanicz, Abby Gumpper, Madi Hall (“Blue Bloods”), Robert Hamlin, Jordan Hudec, Chance Riley Kester, Melissa Myers, Kelly Ng, Asha Printup, Jade Rodriguez, Tamar Rubin (“Will & Grace”), and Yoni Weiss.