BAGRYANA POPOV is an award-winning director, actor and performance maker. She has collaborated with acclaimed artists and communities around Australia and in Europe. Most recently her site-specific, durational version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya was performed at Bundanon, co-produced by La Mama. Her award-winning project Progress and Melancholy was a physical theatre adaptation of The Cherry Orchard. She has directed many projects that examine refugee experience, including Cafe Scheherezade, Sarajevo Suite, Of Cows, Women and War. Working with community, Bagryana was on the team that created four projects with the St Kilda Drop in Centre. She teaches theatre at La Trobe University.