Category Archives: Romania


4 Apr 2014

Postcards from Romania: Crossing the Audience Border

Postcards from Romania: Crossing the Audience BorderThis four-part series documents the experiences of a young, Fulbright fellow, avidly exploring theater and life in Bucharest, Romania.During my first, jetlagged week in Romania I sat in a small town production ofThe Producers. It’s book...

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3 Jul 2012

Romanian Cultural Institute’s New Mandate Draws Protests in Europe and United States – NYTimes.com

June 26, 2012, 5:08 pm Romanian Cultural Institute’s New Mandate Draws Protests in Europe and United States By LARRY ROHTER Over the past five years or so, the Romanian Cultural Institute has become an important force in global cultural exchanges,...

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25 Oct 2010

On The Move – Newsflash 10/2010‏

October 25, 2010www.on-the-move.org is a cultural mobility information network that aims to encourage and facilitate cross-border mobility and cooperation, contributing to building up a vibrant and shared European cultural space that is strongly connected worldwide. On-the-Move provides international cultural mobility information,...

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22 Sep 2009

Andre Serban Traveling Academy at the Romanian Cultural Institute in NYC

  September 21, 2009  If you have problems viewing this message in html format, go to www.icrny.org.Dear friends and partners, You will find here enclosed the 2009 Autumn program-brochure of the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York. The printed version is now available at RCINY.Coming up: Don't...

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17 Jan 2008

The Word PROGRESS on My Mother’s Lips Doesn’t Ring True

by Matei VisniecA surrealistic and deeply ironic look at a family of refugees, that returns to a place reminiscent of the former Yugoslavia.  Two young brothers-in-law insult each other across a road as they exchange news a new baby born...

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17 Jan 2008

How to Explain the History of Communism to Mental Patients

by Matei VisniecThe action takes place at the Central Hospital for Mental Disorders in Moscow in 1953, several weeks before the death of Josef Stalin.  A writer is sent into the hospital to use “art & literature” to redeem the...

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17 Jan 2008

Horses at the Window

by Matei VisniecAn absurdist journey through three centuries of war and destruction:  It’s 1699.  A Son leaves his anxious Mother to go off to war.  His Mother is informed of his mysterious death by a mysterious Messenger bearing red carnations. ...

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17 Jan 2008

The Chekhov Machine

by Matei Visniec During playwright Anton Chekhov’s last days, as he is dying of TB, he is haunted by all the characters from his plays.  He interacts with them in imaginative scenes that extrapolate the characters moving beyond and outside the...

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17 Jan 2008

The Body of a Woman as a Battlefield in the Bosnian War

by Matei VisniecIn a series of both real and surreal vignettes, we follow the relationship that develops between two women: Kate is an American Harvard-trained psychologist working in Bosnia with those digging up the mass graves and recording atrocities after...

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17 Jan 2008

Romania 21

by Peca Stefan The story of a Romanian family – before, during and especially after the 1989 Revolution. The dream of a father – Ion – to build the perfect Romanian family. The saga of a country on its way to...

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17 Jan 2008

Waxing West

by Saviana StanescuWAXING WEST (A hairy-tale in four seasons) is a comic drama that traverses back and forth between Romania and New York, between past and present, between "the American Dream” and the American nightmare. A Romanian cosmetologist, Daniela, arrives...

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17 Jan 2008

Final Countdown

by Saviana StanescuFINAL COUNTDOWN (a Balkan Blues) is a dark absurdist comedy about love, death and balloons. Zozo, a homeless woman, confronts her weird past as the daughter of a professional mourner and an artist gravedigger as she copes with...

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17 Jan 2008

Stop the Tempo

by Gianina Carbunari The play is about three young people who met accidentally in a disco-club: “Space”. Maria is a 27 years girl who has three jobs, no stable relationship, nor sexual life and who decides to go out with her...

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17 Jan 2008

Insomniacs

by Mimi Branescu The Man and The Other Man meet in the middle of the night and go on a philosophical journey together to explore the nature of living. Towards the end they meet The Wreck and realize the repetitive nature of things. Mimi Branescu was...

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