• 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.
  • Call for saving independent theaters, a cultural sector essential for Romania’s future!
    Dozens of independent cultural spaces and thousands of independent artists and cultural workers from all over the country are in risk of being left without income and become unable to continue their activity and support themselves. The lack of involvement of the authorities in supporting independent cultural spaces in the next year would demonstrate a serious misunderstanding of the essential role that these play in the cultural present and future of Romania.
  • “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.
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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!

September 30, 2019

Harbinger: The Bed Project as an Ark

by Trent M. Sanders
Trent Sanders: 'The Bed Project began with my sincere belief that theatre, somehow, transforms us - the audience, actors, writers, designers. We were one thing and are now another. And in my case, I was a husband, father, student, Christian and then became a prisoner. '
July 5, 2019

Eugenio Barba was honoured by the Peloponnesos University

On July 4-6 the European Cultural Centre of Delphi held an international symposium as a tribute to Eugenio Barba’s long list of ground-breaking achievements with Odin Teatret and the International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA). The symposium with the title Odin and Dionysus: The Spirit of Laboratory.
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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