Alexandar Sekulov

Dramaturg

Alexander Sekulov was born on January 6, 1964 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. He graduated from Professional School for Stage Arts as an assistant producer and has a Master’s in Bulgarian philology from Plovdiv university “Paisii Hilendarski”. Sekulov is the theatre’s dramaturg since 2012. He is the recipient of the prestigious theatre Askeer Award for best contemporary Bulgarian play for 2016.

Alexander Sekulov is the author of four poetry books – “Seventh Sky” /1988/, “Hristo G. Danov” publishing house; “High above the Distance” /1997/, published by “Zhanet-45”; “Enchanting and Light” /2003/, two editions, published by “Pigmalion”; “Maps and Geographies” 2010, published by “Ciela”. He is also the author of several books with essays – “The Master and the Stones” /1996/, published by “Vsichko za Knigata”; a book with fragments “The High Stone Hills” / 2006/, published by “Zhanet-45” as well as the journalistic book “The History of the Minimum Resistance. Chronological novel in one column” /2008/, “Ciela” publishing house.  Sekulov published the art collections “Nasco H. Stories with Rum, Ginger, Raisins and Honey” / 2005/ and „The Little Saint and the Black Pepper Men” /2007/ in partnership with the artist Atanas Hranov. Sekulov and Hranov are the authors of the travelling exhibition organized by the Cultural Institute of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs “The Floating Town and the Black Pepper Men” which premiered in 2008 at the Apolonia Art Festival in Sozopol. Sekulov is the author of the play “Light Hotel Rooms” /2005/, published in “Stranitza” magazine /2003/.

Alexander Sekulov’s novel “The Collector of Love Sentences” /2007/, Ciela Publishing, was among the six finalists for “VIK” Foundation prize. The novel had a second edition in 2008. It was translated in Serbian by “Geopoetiki” publishing house. In May 2009 Alexander Sekulov’s second novel “The Little Saint and the Oranges”  was published by Ciela Publishing, followed in 2010 by his poetic anthology “Maps and Geographies”. Alexander Sekulov’s works are translated in English, German, French, Hungarian, Serbian, Macedonian.

He wrote the daily column “Under the Yoke” in “Maritza” newspaper from 1993 until 2009. For this column he had been awarded with “Plovdiv” prize for Journalism in 1995.

Alexander Sekulov is a recipient of the following national literature awards – “Tzvetan Zangov” /1985, 1986, 1987/, “Academica” /1988/, “Ivan Nikolov” /1998, 2004/. His book “Enchanting and Light” won the “Plovdiv” prize for Literature.

He was the Executive Director of European Cultural month – Plovdiv 1999.

He is a part of the open civil initiative “I Love Plovdiv” created at the end of 2005.

Alexander Sekulov is a creator and owner of two of the most popular music clubs – “King’s Stables” and “Rorschach’s Spot”. The clubs implement long-term programs in the field of jazz, theatre, literature, classic, pop and rock music, cinema, education in partnership with British Council, “Ciela” publishing house, Czech Cultural Institute, Polish Cultural Institute, private and NGO organizations.

Sekulov is the creator of the Art festival “Summer Time” in the Old Town of Plovdiv /1997/ and of Plovdiv Music Stage organization.