Education:

Ph.D., University of Oregon

M.F.A., National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, Bulgaria

Contact Information:

(570) 321-4342
stoytcheva@lycoming.edu

Dr. Biliana (Dr. B) Stoytcheva-Horissian

Theatre: Part-time Instructor

Dr. B. has an M.F.A. in Acting from the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Bulgaria, where she received extensive training in Stanislavski, Chekhov, and Lecoq techniques. After graduation she joined “Atelier 313,” an experimental physical theatre company that integrated music, dance, and acting. In 1990, Dr. B. became a member of the “Magic Voices” company and for five years toured internationally in Europe, North America, and Africa. Some of her other acting credits include Blood Wedding, The School for Wives, and Period of Adjustment.


Her recent directing credits include Uncle Vanya, Tartuffe, Company, Rumors, I love You, You Are Perfect, Now Change, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged), and The Marriage of Figaro. She co-founded the Paradocs Ensemble Theatre where she played the roles of Joan in The Guys and Lisa Morrison in Collected Stories. Her research and artistic interests include comedy, Moliere, acting pedagogy, and Eastern European absurdism. She has led master classes and acting workshops nationally and internationally.


Dr. B. teaches acting courses and Introduction to the Theatre. Previously at Emory and Henry College, she was also the acting coach for the KC/ACTF Irene Ryan nominees, and her students ranked among the top 16 in the U.S. in 2008 and the top 16 in the Southeast in 2009.

For more information on Dr. Biliana Stoytcheva-Horissian see her curriculum vitae.