Prodan Dimov has been known as director to the Atlanta theatre audiences since his first show Diary of a Madman, by Gogol, at 7 Stages in 1998, which Creative Loafing’s annual review mentioned along with the ten best shows for the year. He came to Atlanta with considerable experience as actor, director, and educator in Bulgaria and Russia, where he continued to be invited multiple times as director in repertory theaters. After 3 years of teaching at Kennesaw State University, in 2005, Prodan Dimov founded Metropolis Theatre where he directed many shows and developed collaborative relationships with emerging playwrights and theatre directors. All his professional life, Prodan Dimov has been closely connected to the field of education. He has BFA, MFA, and PhD degrees in Theatre Arts and has worked at secondary and post secondary institutions in the US and abroad. Quite a few of his students have become well-known theater, TV, and film actors.
His most acclaimed American productions have been The Chairs and The Bald Soprano, by Ionesco, The Gin Game, by D. L. Coburn, The Proposal, The Bear, and The Harmfulness of Tobacco, by Chekhov. Some of these shows brought back awards from international festivals. According to AJC, the 7 Stages production of The Chairs (2003) was the first show in the history of the state of Georgia to go to China. His latest success abroad was with Streetcar Named Desire, by Tennessee Williams, directed on the stage of the legendary Russian theatre Kolesso. In 2018, he joined the artistic leadership team of the New Marietta’s Theater in the Square, where he directed Arthur Miller’s A View for the Bridge and Bruce Norris’s Clybourne Park.