We’ll Create a Wonderful World!

Supported by the Embassy of the Netherlands, MATRA KAP program
and

Participation in the National Concert program at the Satire Theater – Sofia
in honor of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December
of kids from the Home for boys and girls with permanent physical disabilities

“Knyaz Boris I” and other peers from Lukovit
Charity project of theater «Tsvete»

 

Where?

“Knyaz Boris I” Home for girls and boys with permanent physical disability – the town of Lukovit and

Satirical Theater, Sofia

When?

May – December 2000

What?

Building up contacts between the “Knyaz Boris I” inhabitants and local young people their age
Meetings with the local administration, with Lukovit school directors and teachers for joint work
Structuring of mixed operation teams – disabled children and young people and youngsters their age from the local schools. Preparation of a joint artistic program.
A grand carnival procession of more than 700 participants to honor the Day of the People’s Enlighteners – November 1. Competition for the best theatre costume and theater performance on the stage of the “Saznanie” Public Library and Informal Education Unit
Participation in the concert dedicated to the International Day of Disabled People:
“Flower Dance” – performed by children in wheel chair s and school children their age in front of a numerous  audience in a capital theater
“Old Grandmas in a New Time” – a comedy theater sketch
“Anti-Drug” – a theatrical impression in UV light, accompanying a song by Bulgarian Famous pop-singer Kotze Kalki

DIARY:

o  MANY OF THESE KIDS ARE ABANDONED FOREVER BY THEIR PARENTS BECAUSE OF THE PHYSICAL PROBLEMS THEY WERE BORN WITH. MOST OF THEM ARE ROMA. ALL HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN BY  THE SOCIETY.

o EVERY TIME WHEN WE COME, IN THE YARD WE SEE A SLOGAN IN CHALK: “THEATER TSVETE – WELCOME FOREVER!”. RAIN FRICTIONS THE LARGE LETTERS, BUT THE CHILDREN WRITE THEM AGAIN AND AGAIN …

o  WHOEVER HAS A WHEEL CHAIR – UP ON THE STAGE!

    THE CHILDREN THOUGHT OUT A ROLE FOR THEMSELVES! THEY TURNED THE WHEELCHAIRS INTO SNOWPLOUGHS AND DUG OUT THE DEEP SNOW DRIFTS!

  • IT’S 6 IN THE MORNING! AT  LAST  EVERYTHING FOR THE CARNIVAL IS READY! THANKS TO OUR BELOVED FRIENDS, WHO CAME TO VOLUNTEER IN OUR WORK! CHILDREN WILL BRING COFFEE AT 7. WE HAVE ANOTHER 60 MINUTES! WE’LL  SLEEP  QUICKLY!

8.00 WE ARE ALREADY “DECORATED”.  IT’S TIME TO OPEN THE CARNIVAL STUDIO – SOME KIDS ARE ALREADY WAITING WITH MUFFIN IN THE HAND. WE HAVE TO RE-REHEARSE THE PROGRAM AND PREPARE OVER 100 PEOPLE! LET’S BEGIN WITH THE TEACHERS, THUS THEY’LL BE ABLE TO ASSIST US..

WE DRESS PRINCESS, ROBBERS, WIZZARDS. ТIE RIBBONS, PUT  CROWNS, GIRD SWORDS. CLEAN, COMB, MAKEUP.

KATE IS ARRANGED WHEELCHAIRS WITH FOAM AND TRANSFORM THEM IN A TRAIN.

THE DONKEY CART IS COMING. WE ASK FOR IT TO HELP THE CHILDREN WITH WALKING DIFFICULTIES.

IT’S COME TO 12.30. A SMALL  DELAY AND A GREAT BUZZ. WE DEPARTURE FROM “KNYAZ BORIS I». THE DRUMMER IS WALKING FIRST. THEN GOES THE CART, THEN THE TRAIN AND OTHER WHEELCHAIRS,  FOLLOWED BY THE PEDESTRIANS AND THEATRE “TSVETE” 3-METRES TALL STILT-WALKERS.. OUR VANS IS CRAWLING NEARBY TO HELP THOSE, WHO BECAME TIRED…

PASSING SUCCESSIVELY THROUGH EACH OF THE THREE SCHOOLS. EVERYWHERE  MANY COSTUMED CHILDREN ARE WAITING . THEY COME AFTER US, AND AFTER THEM – FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. HUGE CARNIVAL!

MAYOR HAVE STOPPED THE TRAFFIC IN THE CITY CENTER. THE PEOPLE IN THE  YARDS BECK ON, WHISTLES, SHOUT … THE WHOLE CITY IS SMILING!

  • COMMUNITY CENTER COULD NOT BRING NUMEROUS VIEWERS. THE YOUNG ACTORS HARDLY FORGE ROUTE TO THE STAGE . THEY PRESENT A SPECIAL PROGRAM ON THE OCCASION OF THE DAY OF NATIONAL ENLIGHTENERS – THE 1st OF NOVEMBER.

“YOU ARE TODAY’S PEOPLE’S ENLIGHTENERS!” – THANKS US  ON THE STAGE THE HOME DIRECTOR MRS. MARIA TODOROVA

  • WHAT THE CHILDREN CONSIDERED IMPOSSIBLE DID HAPPEN!

WITH PUPPETS AND COSTUMES THEY ACT ON THE HUGE SOFIAN STAGE!

ITZO SAYS:”IT IS THE HAPPIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!”