Romanian Theatre

This series presents perspectives on contemporary theatre in Romania.

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Dialogue, Diversity, and Quality—A Report From the Sibiu International Theatre Festival
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Dialogue, Diversity, and Quality—A Report From the Sibiu International Theatre Festival

1 July 2014

Mark Jackson reports on the "format and the values" he witnessed in Romania at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, which is the third largest theater festival in the world.

Portrait of Gianina Carbunariu.
New Trends in Romanian Theater
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New Trends in Romanian Theater

Interview with Gianina Cărbunariu

12 December 2013

But what interested me in that scene, besides the actual incredible fact that in a Romanian city somebody had decided to build, in 2011, a wall between “white people” and “gypsies,” was the current Romanian political discourse. And I was interested in whom I was addressing too. I realized that I was speaking, just like the current political discourse, to a middle-class of which I was a part.

How much present? Romanian theater in (Eastern) European context
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How much present? Romanian theater in (Eastern) European context

11 December 2013

Andrea Tompa offers insight into the history of theatre in Romania and how it impacts its present.

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Romania from the Outside
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Romania from the Outside

11 December 2013

This series presents perspectives on contemporary theater in Romania. It is curated by Iulia Popovici, who recently concluded a month long ArtsLink residency at HowlRound.

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Acting Our Convictions
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Acting Our Convictions

Talking and Performing

10 December 2013

Sibiu International Theatre Festival creates a dialogue from the performances of different cultures. It brings up the questions of how artists perceive and what that means within our work.

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Theater management in Romania – A Mandatory Professionalization
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Theater management in Romania – A Mandatory Professionalization

10 December 2013

The fall of communism in 1989 ledway to the democratisation of art. Ioana Tamas gives the breakdown of how arts management had to be developed to make this transition successful.

I Am Not Exotic—I Am Exhausted*
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I Am Not Exotic—I Am Exhausted*

8 December 2013

Writing about a national theater as far away from the United States as the Romanian one means, in the end, performing exoticism—playing the monkey for the zoo visitors that do expect a monkey. Because, in the end, it’s not about the theater—a specific economic and aesthetic system designed to produce and share artistic work—it’s about how a society, in this case Romanian society, is perceived at an international level.

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Series are collections of content curated around a specific theme. HowlRound works with curators to develop topical pieces meant to spotlight current events and happenings within the commons.