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Dramaturgy Contest

25 June 2018 - 30 September 2018
The Winner of the Dramaturgy Contest for the Ending of the Play "The Island" by Mihail Sebastian 17 December 2018
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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Improvisation premiere 13 June 2018
On Wednesday, 13th June 2018, 7:00 p.m., the Small Hall of the National Theatre hosts the first representation of the show Improvisation by Eugène Ionesco, bachelor’s degree exam of the Academy of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography 2017 (Best Show Award, Graduate Gala, 2017). Welcoming young theatre creators, NTB in partnership with UNATC presents a series of shows created by students. „Improvisation is a play where I attempt to imitate Moliere, being, at the same time, a criticism of some critics. I reproach to critics dogmatism, not understanding art, their refusal to understand theatre. The critics I enact in this play are militant critics. If the harm people inflict upon each other changes its appearance, its profound nature remains the same. I have written to ask myself about this issue, about this mystery.” Eugène Ionesco “Far from being a pretentious discussion on philosophy and theatre, it is a still topical parable about society who does not want you different, but brainwashed, wants you to think and live according to its dictates. And most of the times, society wins. This is the nightmare of the world we live in and this has also been the nightmare of Eugene Ionesco. The show wants to be a sign of alarm, pulled for us all (regardless whether we are artists or corporatists), who must ask ourselves whether we ever stopped telling our truth and why we have started preaching the one of others.” Andreea Ciocîrlan (director)                    — Where? — In Ionesco’s study. — When? — In a dream of Ionesco. — Who? — Three critics in search for an author, an author on the quest of freedom of expression and a maid searching for normality. — What? — A discussion on theatre and philosophy culminating with the author’s manipulation by the critics. — Why? — To become aware of what awaits us if we want to be like butterflies… free.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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