Livestreamed on this page on Wednesday 7 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).
I Like Sushi (Romania)
The first of eight performances written by eight contemporary Romanian playwrights, presented by Reactor
Reactor presents a performance of I Like Sushi livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Wednesday 7 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).
By: Ioana Hogman
Directed by: Raul Coldea
Stage design: Gábor Zsófi
Live music: Fluidian (Emil Gherasim)
With: Bianco Erdei, Cătălin Filip, Emil Gherasim, Doru Taloș, Paul Socol
I am afraid, you are afraid, we are afraid. And a lot of times we are afraid of each other. We're feeling in danger next to other people, so we're constantly looking for possibilities of eliminating one each other. There are many ways in which we create ourselves the perfect context to do this and there are many ways to justify our actions. Masculinity, for instance, could be the perfect pretext.
Produced by Reactor
About the author: Ioana Hogman
Ioana Hogman is a dramaturg and playwright, focusing on the investigation of postdramatic structures at the intersection with other areas of interest, while exploring other possibilities of expression. She graduated the Acting and Dramatic Writing classes at The University of Art in Târgu-Mureș. Since the participation at the Fresh Start residency în 2017, she is a collaborator of the independent theatre Reactor, where she signs the text I Like Sushi, directed by Raul Coldea (2019). The text was also translated and read in the Hungarian language in the series Havi Dráma, the reading being directed by Mihai Păcurar (2020). She also signs the dramaturgy of the performance Inside - Light, in the direction of Mihai Păcurar (2020), with whom she co-authored the visual installation 1:100 (2019). In the present she is the coordinator of the project The Postpartum Room, winner of the first session of Brătianu Grants and Awards organized by the Ministry of Culture, where she facilitates workshops exploring the postnatal condition through artistic and psychotherapeutic practices.
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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