Member Profiles

Yasen Peyankov

Biography

Yasen Peyankov received a Joseph Jefferson award for Steppenwolf's Morning Star. Other memorable appearances at Steppenwolf include The Wheel, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, Hysteria and The Duel, produced in association with European Repertory, the Chicago company Yasen co-founded. His translation of Chekhov's Ivanov, produced by European Repertory, was nominated for a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Adaptation and is published by Ivan R. Dee. Yasen was born in Varna, Bulgaria and trained at the The National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is an Associate Professor and Director of Theatre Studies at the Performing Arts Department at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Watch & Listen

  1. Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

    Frankie And Johnny In The Clair De Lune

  2. Cherry Orchard

    Cherry Orchard

  3. Lost Land

    Lost Land

  4. The Diary of Anne Frank in Rehearsal

    The Diary of Anne Frank in Rehearsal

  5. The Diary of Anne Frank in Production

    The Diary of Anne Frank in Production

  6. I Sing America

    I Sing America

  7. Superior Donuts in Rehearsal

    Superior Donuts in Rehearsal

  8. Superior Donuts in Production

    Superior Donuts in Production

  9. Yasen Peyankov on Tom and the American Dream

    Yasen Peyankov on Tom and the American Dream

  10. The Glass Menagerie in Rehearsal

    The Glass Menagerie in Rehearsal

  11. The Glass Menagerie "MaTEENe"

    The Glass Menagerie "MaTEENe"

  12. The Tempest in Production

    The Tempest in Production

  13. Ensemble Conversations: Yasen Peyankov

    Ensemble Conversations: Yasen Peyankov

  14. Hot L Baltimore in Rehearsal

    Hot L Baltimore in Rehearsal

  15. Hot L Baltimore in Production

    Hot L Baltimore in Production

  16. Tina Landau Directs Hot L Baltimore

    Tina Landau Directs Hot L Baltimore

  17. Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

    Frank Galati adapts and directs The March

  18. Hot L Baltimore Audience Response

    Hot L Baltimore Audience Response

  19. Penelope in Rehearsal

    Penelope in Rehearsal

  20. Penelope in Production

    Penelope in Production

  21. Penelope Teaser

    Penelope Teaser

  22. Penelope Audience Response

    Penelope Audience Response

  23. Playwright Enda Walsh on Penelope

    Playwright Enda Walsh on Penelope

  24. Three Sisters in Rehearsal

    Three Sisters in Rehearsal

  25. Three Sisters in Production

    Three Sisters in Production

  26. <i>THREE SISTERS</i> Audience Response

    THREE SISTERS Audience Response

  27. Mainstage Debuts in <i>THREE SISTERS</i>

    Mainstage Debuts in THREE SISTERS

  28. 2013/14 Season: <i>RUSSIAN TRANSPORT</i>

    2013/14 Season: RUSSIAN TRANSPORT

  29. 2013/14 Season: <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    2013/14 Season: THE WHEEL

  30. Joan Allen - <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Joan Allen - THE WHEEL

  31. <i>THE WHEEL</i> in Production

    THE WHEEL in Production

  32. Inside <i>THE WHEEL</i>

    Inside THE WHEEL

  33. <i>RUSSIAN TRANSPORT</i> in Rehearsal

    RUSSIAN TRANSPORT in Rehearsal

  34. <i>RUSSIAN TRANSPORT</i> in Production

    RUSSIAN TRANSPORT in Production

  35. <i>RUSSIAN TRANSPORT</i> - Trailer

    RUSSIAN TRANSPORT - Trailer

Credits & Awards


Film

The Company; Novocaine; U.S. Marshalls; Payback

Theatre

European Repertory Company: Co-founder; Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead; Ivanov; Scenes from an Execution; Agamemnon; Caligula The Goodman: The Odyssey Court Theatre: Hamlet; Piano; Twelfth Night American Theatre Company: Medea Director Rushforth Productions in Los Angeles: Ladybird University of Illinois at Chicago: We Won't Pay! We Won't Pay!, Featuring Loretta; Balm in Gilead; The Seagull European Repertory Company: Macbeth; Out at Sea; Roberto Zucco; Uncle Vanya; Stars in The Morning Sky; SLAVS!; Go Away Go Away Adaptor/Translator The Seagull (University of Illinois at Chicago); Uncle Vanya; Ivanov (published by Ivan R. Dee); Zoyka's Apartment; Stars in the Morning Sky; Go Away

Television

The Beast (A&E);E-Ring(NBC); The Evidence(ABC); The Unit(CBS) The Practice (ABC); Karen Sisco (ABC); Alias (ABC); Walker: Texas Ranger (CBS); Early Edition (CBS); Turks (CBS)

Awards

2002-2003 Fox Fellowship; Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Supporting Actor (Morning Star); Joseph Jefferson Nomination for Best Actor