Cristina Modreanu

editor in chief, co-founder

Cristina Modreanu is a curator, theater critic and expert in performing arts based in Bucharest, Romania and New York, USA. She helds a PHD in theatre from the Theater and Film University in Bucharest and she is the author of five books on Romanian Theatre. Modreanu is currently the editor of the Performing Arts Magazine which she co-founded in 2008.

Since 2011 Modreanu initiated ARPAS (the Romanian Association for Promoting the Performing Arts) and she started editing

Ciprian Marinescu


Ioana Gonțea

distribution coordinator

Ioana Gonțea graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Communication Sciences and is currently a master student at CESI (Excellence Center in Image Study). She worked within the ARPAS team for the following projects: the performing arts magazine, The Sensory Map of Bucharest and Iasi and the Bucharest International Theatre Platform.

Antal Szilard

graphic design

Ilinca Urmuzache

Ilinca Urmuzache graduated from the Philology Faculty, the specialization of European Studies with a thesis about the theatre of Ancient Greece. She continued her studies in Society, Multimedia, Performance, at CESI. She worked with the ARPAS team for performing arts magazine and for Bucharest International Theater Platform.

Alexandra Pascu

Alexandra Pascu graduated from the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, German-Swedish specialization and then she wrote her master thesis about alternative theatrical spaces in Bucharest after graduating from CESI (Excellence Center in Image Study). Since her first year at CESI she was involved in cultural projects within and besides the master program and wrote theatre reviews.


Mirella Patureau

Saviana Stănescu

Saviana Stănescu is an award-winning Romanian-American playwright, scholar, and ARTivist based in New York/Ithaca. Her US plays include Aliens with extraordinary skills, Ants (both published by Samuel French), Lenin’s Shoe, Useless, For a Barbarian Woman, Toys, Bechnya, Hurt (Best American Short Plays 2012), Waxing West (2007 NY Innovative Theatre Award), developed/produced by Women’s Project, NYTW, EST, ECA, New Georges, Lark, Cherry, etc. She holds an MA in Performance Studies and an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, and a PhD in Theatre from UNATC. She is an Associate Professor of Playwriting and Contemporary Theatre at Ithaca College.

Florentina Bratfanof

As talent scouter and casting director, Florentina Bratfanof is in charge of the initiation and coordination of activities related to finding new talents: actors, theatre and movie directors, screenwriters and writers but also to the completion of specific casting director activities. She initiated and coordinated The Scouting Caravan in 2011 for Mediapro Entertainment, which took place in 9 cultural centers in Romania. Since 2014, Florentina Bratfanof has been working exclusively as casting director for theatre and film projects. She worked for the movies Touch Me Not (created and directed by Adina Pintilie), Eastern Business (“Afacerea Est” - written and directed by Igor Cobileanski), A decent Man (“Un om la locul lui” - written and directed by Hadrian Marcu).

Mihaela Michailov

Mihaela Michailov is a playwright and a performing arts critic. She is very much interested in creating political plays focused on the causes of various social inequalities and on vulnerable issues such as: Romanian state abuses regarding non-represented categories, the agressive transformations in post-socialist times, oppressive hierarchies and discriminations. Her plays have been translated in Bulgarian, English, French, Hungarian, German, Spanish. She is also very much concerned in debating themes related to the educational system: the violence in school, the rights of kids, the relation between teachers, students and parents. Since 2012 she has been working with the director Radu Apostol at various projects of educational theatre.

Visky András

András Visky (1957) is a Hungarian-Romanian poet, playwright and essayist and the resident dramaturg at Cluj-Napoca Hungarian Theatre, Romania, where he also holds the position of associate artistic director. His plays have been staged in several countries including Romania, Hungary, France, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, England, Scotland and the United States. He has a DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts) from the University of Theatre and Film, Budapest and since 1994 he has lectured at the Babeş-Bolyai University in the Department of Theatre and Television. He is one of the co-founders and the former executive director of Koinónia Publishing

Oltița Cîntec

Irina Wolf

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