• Saviana Stănescu: “One could say that I am a 17-year old American playwright”
    A well-known poet and journalist, Saviana Stanescu left Romania for US thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship and she arrived in New York just before the 9/11 attacks which still play a role in her imaginary, alongside with Romanian revolution in 1989 and the ghosts of the past. Here is a conversation with her as a preview to a future common endeavor to take place this fall in Bucharest, Romania - The Revolution Project.
  • The Theater of a Restless Time
    Cristina Modreanu, the influential theater critic, cultural historian, and festival curator, embarks on a month-long U.S. conference tour to promote her ground-breaking "A History of Romanian Theatre from Communism to Capitalism. Children of a Restless Time"
  • “THE FEMALE ROLE MODEL PROJECT”: Pointing in the right direction
    What’s really exciting about the #MeeToo movement and Time’s Up is that it increased awareness regarding issues like the inequality between sexes and regarding the stories or fairytales we feed our kids’ imagination with (which ultimately influence their views of what behaviors are expected of them based on their gender), pointing us in the right direction and indicating what better choices we can make in order to turn this world into a better place for us, our kids, and the generations to follow.
Fabulamundi
January 26, 2020

“THE FEMALE ROLE MODEL PROJECT”: Pointing in the right direction

de Ana-Maria Bandean
What’s really exciting about the #MeeToo movement and Time’s Up is that it increased awareness regarding issues like the inequality between sexes and regarding the stories or fairytales we feed our kids’ imagination with (which ultimately influence their views of what behaviors are expected of them based on their gender), pointing us in the right direction and indicating what better choices we can make in order to turn this world into a better place for us, our kids, and the generations to follow.
July 16, 2018

I saw the most remarkable production of Hamlet I’ve ever seen and did not understand a word of it

by Sarah Kornfeld
Hamlet and Us was developed by Laboratorul de Arta, a collective within Bucharest of dancers, actors, singers and those new to the stage. The group was founded with the following mission: ". . . Human research is based on an authentic search from within and aims to express the human being in its truth and vulnerability."
March 14, 2018

The American tour of contemporary Romanian female artists

by Ana-Maria Bandean
Despite the fear that such controversial shows would not resonate with the American audiences/public, the project came “at the right moment and at the right place”, considering that the USA is now going through some social and political changes. This tour landed in the midst of some important events, right after the USA having their first black president in their history, just missed the opportunity to have their first female president elected, and, gosh, that was so close!

February 12, 2019

Announcing Ibsen Scholarships 2019

Looking for funding for your performing arts project? Ibsen Awards are announcing Ibsen Scholarships 2019 and offers funding for theatre performances world-wide. Application deadline is April 30 2019.
January 17, 2019

Sir Ian McKellen returns to the International Festival

Ian McKellen On Stage will play at Edinburgh’s Assembly Hall from 22-25 August 2019, recalling seminal moments from his life and career. Sir Ian will share anecdotes and perform extracts from his best-loved roles, from Tolkien’s Gandalf to the many Shakespearean characters he made his own.
March 14, 2018

Romanian project wins International Ibsen Scholarships 2014

On the International Ibsen Scholarships: The International Ibsen Scholarships was initiated by the Norwegian Government in 2007.  The total amount under the Scholarship program is NOK […]

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