Yana Valcheva
Yana Valcheva
set design and costumes

Yana Valcheva

set design and costumes


About Me

Graduated with a Masters in Applied Arts (Scenography for Puppet Theatre) in The National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA),Sofia Bulgaria. Achieving a FIRST.
I've worked on professional theatre and puppet theatre productions, designing sets, costume and puppets in Bulgaria and the UK.

I enjoy working with contemporary texts that can be staged in minimalist and bold space. I use visual symbols to emphasise the inner emotional world of the characters.
French Surrealism, Absurdism and Mythology influence my work.


Puppet theatre work helps me to connect more directly with child's world.
My puppets tend to represent fantasy beings outside cliches and conventional concepts.


I understand art as an act of playfulness. I do not believe in art as a message or didactic teaching. It does not provide the answer to lfe's questions. Art unravels mysteries Playfully
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