Yasen Vasilev (1988) holds a Bachelor in Dramaturgy from the Academy in Sofia (2013) and a Masters in Intercultural Communication from Shanghai Theatre Academy (2016). The practical research of his Master thesis on the politics of dance, NUTRICULA (2015–) has been developed and presented in the form of workshops and performances internationally. He is the author of poetry collections and theatre plays which won him the award of the audience at Sofia:Poetics festival in 2010, nomination for the Askeer award for new dramaturgy in 2013 and the CEI fellowship in 2020.
In 2018 he co-founded Drama Pact, a collective of writers who share resources instead of competing for them, and started working with Radar Sofia, an artist-run residency for playwrights and artists at risk. He also co-curates the international program of Small Season festival at Theatre Laboratory Sfumato.