skidmore theater faculty

Margarita Blush

Visiting Assistant Professor – Directing

MFA, NATFA (National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia, Bulgaria)
Certificate in Lecoq-based Devised Physical Theatre and Pedagogy, Embodied Poetics, London

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Theater
  • Theater and Culture II
  • Introduction to Directing


Margarita Blush is a Bulgarian American theatre artist. She holds a BFA degree in Performance and an MFA degree in Directing for Visual Theatre from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA) in Sofia, Bulgaria, and a certificate in Lecoq-based pedagogy from Embodied Poetics in London, UK.

Margarita is passionate about meaningful collaborations and partnerships with artists and organizations from around the world. She works internationally and has performed, taught, directed, and studied in Bulgaria, France, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Macedonia, Turkey, the UK, and the U.S.A.

Margarita is the Artistic Director of Margarita Blush Productions, an ensemble-based company that creates original work blending live performance, puppetry, movement, unique design, and live music to produce imaginative, aesthetically captivating, thought-provoking, and deeply moving theatre experiences.

Margarita’s latest production, Unfolding (2015), has been performed at festivals and venues in the U.S. (including the 2017 National Puppetry Festival), Bulgaria, and Turkey (funded by The Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation USArtists International Program). In spring 2019, the show was performed at The Tank in NYC to a great critical and audience acclaim. Most recently, Unfolding was performed at the Pesta Boneka festival in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and toured central Java on a tour organized by the American Embassy in Indonesia.

In summer 2019, as a recipient of an Asian Cultural Council Individual Fellowship, Margarita traveled to Japan and over 8 weeks studied traditional Japanese theatre forms.

In 2022, as a recipient of the Network of Ensemble Theaters NET/TEN Travel grant, Margarita traveled to Indonesia to collaborate with Papermoon Puppet Theatre, study traditional shadow puppetry, and engage with local artists, scholars, and communities in Java and Bali, Indonesia.

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