Livestreamed on this page on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 10 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 1 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).
All's Well That Ends
One of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor
Reactor presented a performance of All's Well That Ends livestreamed on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Tuesday 27 October 2020 at 11 a.m. PDT (San Francisco, UTC -5) / 2 p.m. EDT (New York, UTC -4) / 20:00 CEST (Cluj, UTC +3).
By: Andreea Tănase
Directed by: Radu Nica
Video and set design: Mihai Păcurar
Choreography: Oana Mureșan
Cast: Paula Rotar, Paul Socol
We are afraid, we hide and we present ourselves in a certain way to others. At the same time, we want to be understood, accepted and loved exactly the way we truly are. The couple offers exactly this intimate context that lets truth float to the surface. But, when an extreme situation arrives, do you allow yourself to be vulnerable?
The performance invites you in the intimate world of the couple, where two people celebrate the most important day of their lives. The doors are wide open and their story slowly unfolds in front of you.
Produced by Reactor
About the author: Andreea Tănase
Half Transylvanian and half Bassarabian, she was born and raised in Sibiu, but spent most of her life in Bucharest. She found her passion for theatre during her first year at the Architecture University. Her passion for writing is as old as she is. She takes part in many acting and improv workshops. She started writing drama in 2018 out of curiosity. In 2019, she took part in the Drama 5 Residency at Reactor Cluj where she worked with Alina Nelega. In August 2019 she worked with theater director Radu Nica and a wonderful team to stage the play “Totul e bine când se termină” - written in the Drama 5 Residency. In October 2019 she started a Master’s Programme in Dramatic Writing at the University of Arts in Târgu Mureș. In February 2020 she won the “Corneliu-Dan Borcia” contemporary drama competition, organized by Teatrul Tineretului Piatra Neamț - “98% (decizia corectă)”. The play will be staged by theater director Elena Morar at Teatrul Tineretului in November 2020.
She writes, does improv, performs and has a 14 years old basset hound called Bernard.
About the project:
Focus: Contemporary Playwriting
Eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights.
The project aims to gather a selection of representative performances from some of Romania’s young playwrights working today. Despite differing styles, they are all dealing with current issues faced by their mostly young audience: from parental abandonment, the educational system or the complex ways they are being influenced by pop culture, to couple relations and the sense of imminent planetary disaster.
Six of these performances have been produced by the independent theatre Reactor, based in Cluj, Transylvania, while two others are coproductions of four other independent cultural organizations.
This cultural event is co-funded by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund (AFCN). The project doesn’t necessarily express the views of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of this project, nor for the way its products are being used. That is solely the responsibility of the grant beneficiary.
The project is also co-funded by the Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Local Council.
Reactor (Reactor – a place for creative experiments - full name) is an independent theatre founded in 2014 and focusing on contemporary dramaturgy, artistic experiment and social themes. It is also encouraging constant artistic development by organizing workshops for theatre professionals as well as the general public, and by offering residencies for emerging artists. Two of the plays included in this series have been written during the Drama 5 playwriting residency happening at Reactor annually since 2016 (All’s Well That Ends and Our Little Centenary).
Reactor is also working towards a more open and reciprocal relation with its audience, by audience developing programs, cultural mediation and community activities. Three of the productions included in this series have been voted by the audience to be staged, after presenting the first 15 minutes of each of them (out of a total of five possibilities): I Like Sushi, Finally the End, and Glory.
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