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November 22, 2023

A New Book for Theatre Enthusiasts – Female Playwrights and Applied Intersectionality in Romanian Theater

In 1989, Professor Kimberlé Crenshaw made public her research in an article that revolutionized our ways of looking at discrimination, “Demarginalizing the Intersection of Race and Sex: A Black Feminist Critique of Antidiscrimination Doctrine, Feminist Theory and Antiracist Politics.” Ever since that paper was published, we have been introduced to its quintessential parts: that is, discrimination is based on race, sex, gender, status quo, immigration status, differently able body, and thus we have seen the dangers in trivializing equity.  
August 15, 2023

“IN BETWEEN: A Collection of Short Plays” Chronicles the Multifaceted Experience of Migration

The border between Mexico and the U.S. is called “La Frontera” in Spanish. It is the world’s most crossed border, witnessing 350 million documented crossings every year. Naturally, a lot of Mexicans immigrate to the U.S. Many of them acquired legal rights to stay, while some remain in the U.S. without legal status. In our third play, we move the lens to see how these residents are treated under the U.S.’s legal system.
May 29, 2023

Playwright Saviana Stanescu explores the effects of AI on stage

The narrative, accessible piece depicts a creator and a product. Which is which? Referencing Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this researcher is a neuroscientist, and the narrative follows the big launch of her AI “creature” for scholarly and public consumption. What could go wrong?
January 26, 2023

OPEN CALL FOR TEXTS TO THIRD EDITION OF AURORA. THE DRAMA AWARD OF THE CITY OF BYDGOSZCZ

Teatr Polski in Bydgoszcz is opening the call for texts to the third edition of the international award for playwrights. Texts can be submitted until 16th of April. The final of the competition will take place in October during Prapremiery Festival 2023. The winner of AURORA 2023 will get an award in the amount of PLN 50.000.
November 22, 2022

SANS ME – a play by Catalina Florescu

SANS ME is a play that starts with a story that carves into what is to be embodied. More specifically, in Renaissance, when cadavers were dissected, the body could be better observed methodically and structurally. We were able to see the body differently. We learned more about it. Centuries later, when new technologies were developed, we did not have to dissect the body to look inside it. Thus, illuminating the opaque layer of our epidermis was another adventure added to our journey of discovering our body and mind.
November 21, 2022

Making Waves returns in-person March 2023 to a network of NYC Cinemas: IFC Center, Roxy Cinema and more

We are now happy to announce that the 17th edition of Making Waves: New Romanian Cinema will return to in-person screenings in the second half of March 2023, in a network of New York City venues, to include IFC Center, Roxy Cinema, and more (to be announced). We plan to bring over a fine selection of recent Romanian productions, along with a full retrospective of director Cristian Mungiu, prior to the U.S. release of his most recent film, R.M.N.
October 26, 2022

The 31st edition of the International Theater Festival Divadelná Nitra is behind us. Thanks for being a part of it!

The organisers began the preparations for the 31st edition of the International Festival Divadelná Nitra with respect. The pandemic has changed our established habits. It turned out that theatre remains a part of our lives, even if we no longer buy tickets for performances well in advance. And so, for the 31st time, it was perfectly possible to celebrate art in Nitra – the city on the foothills of Zobor. After two corona years, Divadelná Nitra 2022 offered during the six Festival days, a full-fledged opportunity to rediscover social life and the joy of mutual contact.
May 6, 2022

Belgian premiere of Molly Bloom in Ghent

While writing this radical monologue one hundred years ago Joyce must have thought that ‘behind every famous man there’s a woman watching in astonishment’. Today, the aftermath of #metoo movement shows the burning necessity to create a space to talk openly about emancipation, equality and sexual freedom of women. That perspective sets a landscape for a new embodiment of Molly Bloom’s statement.
March 14, 2022

ART PROSPECT NETWORK OPEN LETTER AGAINST WAR IN UKRAINE

This is a time for inclusion – a time to bring people committed to equity, peace, and freedom together to fight a common enemy. Let us stand together as people who share this commitment and demand an end to the war in Ukraine. We cannot continue life as usual. It is time to speak out, act, and strengthen our bonds and alliances with each other.

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