¨Sensory Theatre Sofia¨ is a research laboratory which puts on one or two spectacles a year. Each of the spectacles has a different theme and takes place in unusual spaces – abandoned factories, libraries, museums, malls, office buildings or natural sites. Usually the performances of the Sensory Theatre are staged for a short period of time (e.g. one month of 20 performances), after which the Labyrinth vanishes to appear again elsewhere with another title and another concept.

The themes and subject matter of the various spectacles are closely related to the context set by the space and time of their creation as well as the group dynamics of the creative team. In this kind of theatre the classical roles of playwright and director are blurred, and the elements of the story ¨told¨ by the labyrinth arise from the collective creative process among the team members.

Because of the unique format and the individual passage of every ¨spectator¨ through the Labyrinth, the places for the performances are limited to 25 people. The Labyrinth’s guests are asked to make a booking and buy a ticket IN ADVANCE, choosing their start time.

The method of the Sensory Labyrinth Theatre has the following characteristics:

  • it immediately engages the audience in theatrical interaction, in which ¨the spectators¨ themselves determine the story, its meaning and message
  • it explores different archetypes in the construction of roles
  • it activates the process of self-examination by unlocking images, memories and associations which present a unique opportunity for self-reflection and self-awareness
  • it works actively with the members of local communities in building the plot of the show
  • it encourages the exploration of the culture and history of its current location as well as the reflection on various social issues and aspects of life (depending on the specific theme of the show)
  • it is suitable for multilingual and multicultural audiences since it relies more on the language of the senses than on verbal communication
  • it can serve as a tool for social mediation and a means for resolving conflicts in local communities, for ice-breaking and bringing together diverse social groups