Center “Ion Sava”

The Winner of the Dramaturgy Contest for the Ending of the Play "The Island" by Mihail Sebastian

01 January 1970

The contest organized by the Ion Sava Center for Theatrical Research and Creation within the "I. L. Caragiale" National Theatre for the ending of the unfinished play The Island by Mihail Sebastian registered 44 of texts.

Following the reading of these endings, the jury consisting of Marina Constantinescu, Cristiana Gavrilă and Andrei Marinescu has retained in the final shortlist the following 5 texts:


1. Motto: "Do not console yourself with the thought that the times are unfair. Their moral injustice does not make us more righteous, their dogness is not enough because they can not accept people, we can already count ourselves. "(Boris Pasternak) - author

Ruxandra Tuchel

2. Motto:" Where is this island if not in ourselves? "(Octavian Paler) - author

Andreea Nanu

3. Motto:" For two thousand years "- author Radu Macrinici

4. Statement: "A fixed idea is a closed universe "(Mihail Sebastian) - author Laura-

Georgiana Dimbu

5. Motto: (Anti-passivity) "What's the point of my vote !? With him, without him, it’s the same ...

Oh, my God, but myriads of sand splinters, entwined, confer overwhelming power to the wasteland. Myriads of water droplets engage to bring forth the width and depth of world oceans. Likewise, my vote, with yours, with hundreds of thousands, millions give power to change for good. Try, come out, be brave! "- author Daniel Tei

The text signed by Ruxandra Tuchel was declared winner.

The prize is worth 2000 Euros. Also, the winning text will be the subject of a theater laboratory at the Ion Sava Center for Theatrical Research and Creation in the 2018-2019 season.


Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava” is that place where theatre can be a game, at large, in absence of the institutional pressure, of the dictatorship of deadlines and the final product obligations named spectacle. More than everything, it expects to be an open space for ideas and for attempts, first of all for the creative process, even if it is about the professional development or about the exploration of new territories of scenic art.

It came into existence by means of a government issue in 2005 and functioning since 2006, Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava” is on the one hand an informal “school” of perfectioning artists and technicians who work on the Romanian stage, and on the other hand an open platform for theatrical and interdisciplinary experiment and investigation.

The workshops which evolve inside the Center attend to cover a large spectre of theatrical areas, from dramaturgy to scenography and from neo-avant-garde to recovering the lost memory of the Romanian stage. The center organizes master class handled by distinguished professionists, Romanians and foreigners, and it offers creation space for artists in searching for new dramaturgy or performative language, in the guise of practice, lectures and meetings.

The manager of the Ion Sava Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation is Marina Constantinescu.

The projects of the Centre are coordinated by Cristiana Gavrilă.


Researching and Theatrical Creation Center “Ion Sava”
National Theatre “I.L. Caragiale”
Nicolae Bălcescu avenue, no 2, sector 1, Bucharest
Tel.: 021/3139175 extension 127
Fax: 021/3123169

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