Center “Ion Sava”
On 5 and 6 November 2016, the Small Hall of the National Theatre is hosting the premiere of a new show within the framework of the 9G Programme at NTB, The Girl Soldier by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Silvia Roman. If the author of the text is a name already famous in the theatrical world, her texts being enacted and awarded, director Silvia Roman celebrates her debut with this show. In 2015, she obtained her bachelor’s degree at the National University of Theatrical and Cinematic Arts with the show Woyzeck by Büchner.
The Girl Soldier is a story for all ages and all times, bearing the scent of childhood since time immemorial. The world seen through the eyes of a 9-year-old girl is filled with candour and unpredictable like a serious game of life and death.
The show is composed as a childish puzzle from the memories about Grandmother, the main character of this Cosmos, the mistress of games and owner of all small and big questions in the universe. Grandmother means childhood, the world, life. This is why she is not allowed to disappear and little Ami decides to save her grandmother from death, training an entire army of soldiers in her defense…
A one woman show – with two interpretations (Silvana Mihai and Cristina Juncu) –, powerful, sensitive, humorous, contemporary in terms of message and approach, where psychological realism may reach abysmal depths. A show which, with the delicacy of innocence, raises necessary questions about life, death, society, education, tolerance.
Saturday, 5 November, 8:00 p.m., Small Hall, NTB – Silvana Mihai
Sunday, 6 November, 8:00 p.m., Small Hall, NTB – Cristina Juncu
P.S. For the general audience (the children will love it, and grown-ups shall benefit from it).
Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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.
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