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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors
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Introducing the World Theatre Map Ambassadors

14 July 2017

The World Theatre Map beta project has engaged its first cohort of twenty-eight World Theatre Map Ambassadors from twenty-four countries to direct community organizing, outreach, and feedback gathering.

The Artist as a Cultural Manager
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The Artist as a Cultural Manager

27 April 2017

Corina Bucea writes about the role of cultural manager in the contemporary arts scene in Romania.

How to Get Rid of Chairs
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How to Get Rid of Chairs

Dilemmas of the Independent Performing Arts Sector in Romania

15 April 2017

Iulia Popovici writes about independent theatre in Romania.

“How was Romania?”
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“How was Romania?”

Reflections on the Temps D’Image Festival in Cluj

2 April 2017

A report on the Temps D’Image Festival in Cluj, Romania, from the perspectives of “Surfing” fellows Sydonia Lucchesi, Sam Silbiger, and Taysha Canales.

The Status of Creative Freedom in Romania
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The Status of Creative Freedom in Romania

27 March 2017

Ioana Tamas discusses the status of artists in Romania, in this installment of the series leading up to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Bucharest.

What Do We Really Want? Creating a Union for Actors in Romania
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What Do We Really Want? Creating a Union for Actors in Romania

20 March 2017

In this installment of a new series leading up to the IETM Plenary Meeting in Bucharest, Theodor-Cristian Popescu writes about being an actor in Romania.

Encountering Eastern Europe
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Encountering Eastern Europe

4 March 2017

Jamie Gahlon, Senior Creative Producer of HowlRound, reports on a trip she took in fall 2016 to explore, deepen, and build partnerships with theatremakers and organizations in Eastern Europe.

Inviting Them In
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Inviting Them In

Writing as an Act of Communion

11 March 2015

Romanian playwright Peca Ştefan discusses a project to research and engage with residents to tell the stories of towns throughout Romania.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Postcards from Romania, Part One
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Postcards from Romania, Part One

4 November 2013

Hannah Wolf introduces her position as an American in Romania, teaching and researching at the University of Theatre and Cinema in Bucharest.

Performance and Panel Discussions from TESZT 2017 at the Euroregional Theatre Festival Timișoara, Romania—Friday 26 May 2017
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Performance and Panel Discussions from TESZT 2017 at the Euroregional Theatre Festival Timișoara, Romania—Friday 26 May 2017

The Euroregional Theatre Festival Timișoara — TESZT presented the livestreaming of a performance and video archives of panel discussions from Timișoara, Romania on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Friday 26 May 2017. In Twitter, follow @howlround for updates. 

Performance of Temporary Residence at MACAZ - Theatre Coop in Bucharest, Romania—Thursday 20 April 2017
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Performance of Temporary Residence at MACAZ - Theatre Coop in Bucharest, Romania—Thursday 20 April 2017

MACAZ - Theatre Coop in Bucharest, Romania presented a performance of Temporary Residence livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 20 April at 19:00 EEST (UTC+3 Bucharest) / 18:00 CEST (UTC+2 Berlin) / 5:00 p.m. BST (UTC+1 London) / 16:00 GMT (UTC+0) / 12:00 p.m. EDT (UTC-4 New York) / 9:00 a.m. PDT (UTC-7 Los Angeles). On Twitter, follow @howlroundtv for updates and use #howlround

The Opening Keynote Speech at the IETM Bucharest Plenary Meeting 2017 by Mircea Cărtărescu—Thursday 20 April 2017
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The Opening Keynote Speech at the IETM Bucharest Plenary Meeting 2017 by Mircea Cărtărescu—Thursday 20 April 2017

IETM - International network for contemporary performing arts presented the Opening Keynote Speech of IETM Bucharest Plenary Meeting 2017 by Mircea Cărtărescu livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday, April 20 at 16:00 - 17:30 EEST (Bucharest, Romania) / 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. EDT (New York) / 13:00 - 14:30 UTC-GMT / 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BST (London) / 15:00 - 16:30 CEST (Brussels) / 23:00 - 00:30 AEST (Sydney). Share your thoughts on Twitter by using the hashtag #IETMBucharest. Follow @IETM and @HowlRoundTV for news and updates.

IETM Bucharest
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IETM Bucharest

This series discusses the status of artists in Romania.

Performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania) at Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland—Saturday 8 October 2016
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Performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania) at Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland—Saturday 8 October 2016

The 21st edition of Konfrontacje Festival in Lublin, Poland presented a performance of Parental Ctrl by Groundfloor Group (Romania) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Saturday 8 October at 18:00 CEST (Berlin) / 19:00 EEST (Bucharest) / 5 p.m. BST (London) / 16:00 UTC / 12 p.m. EDT (New York) / 9 a.m. PDT (San Francisco). Follow @HowlRoundTV and @konfrontacje on Twitter for updates. 

Reading of Gianina Carbunariu’s Mihaela, the Tiger of Our Town (Romania) at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York—Monday 14 December 2015
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Reading of Gianina Carbunariu’s Mihaela, the Tiger of Our Town (Romania) at the Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York—Monday 14 December 2015

The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center in New York City presented a reading of Gianina Carbunariu’s Mihaela, the Tiger of Our Town (Romania) livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Monday 14 December at 3:30 p.m. PST (San Francisco) / 5:30 p.m. CST (Chicago) / 6:30 p.m. EST (New York). In Twitter, use #howlround to join the conversation.

Performances in the Temps d’Images Festival / Independent Performing Arts Platform in Cluj—Thursday 12 November - Saturday 14 November 2015
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Performances in the Temps d’Images Festival / Independent Performing Arts Platform in Cluj—Thursday 12 November - Saturday 14 November 2015

Temps d’Images Festival / Independent Performing Arts Platform in Cluj, Romania presented She’s a Good Boy by Compania 28, Cunthate [ură] by BÉZNĂ Theatre, and Domestic Products livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv Thursday 12 November to Saturday 14 November. In Twitter, use #howlround and follow @HowlRoundTV

Cosmin Manolescu & Mihaela Dancs’ Piece with limited responsibility at The National Dance Center Bucharest’s LIKE CNDB # 1 Festival—Saturday 21 March 2015
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Cosmin Manolescu & Mihaela Dancs’ Piece with limited responsibility at The National Dance Center Bucharest’s LIKE CNDB # 1 Festival—Saturday 21 March 2015

The National Dance Center Bucharest, Romania presents Cosmin Manolescu & Mihaela Dancs’ Piece with limited responsibility livestreamed from the LIKE CNDB #1 Festival on the global, commons-based peer produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Saturday 21 March at 10:30 a.m. PDT (Los Angeles) / 12:30 p.m. CDT (Chicago) / 1:30 p.m. EDT (New York) / 17:30 GMT/UTC (London) / 18:30 CET (Paris) / 19:30 EET (Bucharest). 

Eugen Jebeleanu's Hotel—a Non-Verbal Theatre Performance from the Temps d’Images Festival Hosted by Colectiv A in Cluj-Napoca, Romania—Sunday 16 November 2014
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Eugen Jebeleanu's Hotel—a Non-Verbal Theatre Performance from the Temps d’Images Festival Hosted by Colectiv A in Cluj-Napoca, Romania—Sunday 16 November 2014

Colectiv A in Cluj-Napoca, Romania presented Hotel, a non-verbal theatre performance representative of the Romanian New Performance Wave  livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at howlround.tv on Sunday 16 November at 10:30 a.m. PST (San Francisco) / 1:30 p.m. EST (New York) / 18:30 GMT (London) / 20:30 EET (Bucharest).