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21 Jan 2022 The Best Child in the World Premiering at 9G
The Best Child in the World Premiering at 9G

January brings news to 9G at NTB. After the launch of the 8th edition of the project competition, with a new set of rules, much more attractive for young artists (full details on, on January 21st, 22nd, 23rd 2022, starting at 7:00 p.m., the National Theatre's Small Hall will host the latest 9G premiere: The Best Child in the World, a one-woman show by Alina Șerban. An autobiographical show, on the borderline between life and theatre, between experience and confession, authentic to the point of becoming a fragment of reality, Alina Șerban's show impresses audiences of all ages by inviting empathy. The story of the Roma girl who discovers at a very young age the differences of race, colour, and environment, but who manages to make her way through life and transform her complexes into determination and motivation, has the power of a therapeutic exercise.The Best Child in the World speaks to us about the power of achieving the impossible and the effort to make peace with the past and with one's own identity, one's own life, one's mother, one's father. I wish The Best Child in the World would build bridges between us. My goal is to offer healing to myself and others, and if possible, to create change for the better through my art. Alina Serban Both painful and comical, The Best Child in the World brings to the stage the unpredictable story of a young girl who loses everything but saves herself by building the destiny she imagined. The heroine's life story transcends ethnicity and becomes a source of inspiration for anyone who wants to make their dream come true. A 9G at NTB show Premiere: January 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2022, 7:00 p.m., Small Hall, NTB Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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10 Jan 2022 Beginning of the Year 2022 at NTB!
Beginning of the Year 2022 at NTB!

The beginning of a year, be it an atypical one, with restrictions imposed by the pandemic, is still a moment of balance but also one open to the projects that need to be started, continued, or completed. 10 years after the premiere of "The Letter", one of the most personal visions that made the Caragiale 2012 programme unique at NTB, Horațiu Mălăele proposes for 2022 (when we celebrate the 170th anniversary since the author's birth) a spectacular version, "revised and improved" : if in 2012, the director Mălăele had opted to give up the entire act 3 of Caragiale's comedy, on January 12th, 2022, A Lost Letter returns to the stage of NTB's "Ion Caramitru" Hall in its entirety, with all the ingredients added by the last act of this delicious love story and political intrigue. "A Lost Letter" is a show built on the profile of the old Letter, in a new formula, added and enriching, towards the peace of conservatives and the passion of theatre lovers, says Horaţiu Mălăele. A brilliant cast will give life to the world so colourful on the stage and behind the scenes of Romanian politics. Along with: Horațiu Mălăele (Dandanache), Mircea Rusu (Tipătescu), Virgil Ogăşanu (Trahanache), Mihai Constantin (Caţavencu), Marian Râlea (The drunk citizen), Raluca Petra (Zoe), Marius Rizea (Farfuridi), Mihai Calotă / Eduard Adam (Brânzovenescu), Marcelo S. Cobzariu (Pristanda), many “citizens” and “policemen” will enter the stage, as well as a fabulous orchestra conducted by the accordion master, Emy Drăgoi. The first performances in 2022 will take place on January 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th and 20th. On the Day of National Culture, on January 15th, 2022, the "IL Caragiale" National Theatre offers to those interested free guided tours at 10.00, 12.00, 14.00 and 16.00 (within the available seats, in order of registration). The maximum number of visitors for 1 tour is 15 people. Registrations can be made starting with January 12th, 2022 between 10.00 - 16.00 at 021.314.71.71 (NTB Box Office). The meeting point with Ionuț Corpaci for the guided tours: in front of the Box Office from the foyer of the NTB “Ion Caramitru” Hall. Access only based on a green certificate. Wearing a mask is mandatory throughout the visit. The plays from the traditional repertoire are complemented by a new title, starting with January 13th, 2022, in the programme of NTB's Studio Hall: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds. Paul Zindel's play marks an extraordinary new encounter with a grand actress, Oana Pellea, seconded by Alexandrina Halic, Florina Gleznea, Cristina Casian. A text whose expressiveness, blending moments of drama, poetry, humour, sarcasm, self-irony, earned its author a Pulitzer Prize in 1971. The show talks about the tense relationship between generations, about making fun of a miserable life, about despair to a mother who lives with the care of tomorrow, but also about hope. Mariana Cămărășan's show extracts poetry from the prose of a hard life, lending the text rhythm, frenzy, sensitivity, and humour. A play-metaphor about three "marigolds" exposed to the strongest radiation, those of life: when the radiation is well dosed, the marigolds come to life; when the radiation is too strong, the delicate flowers wither. The Romanian Theatre Tour in Bucharest, Iasi and Kishinev continues this year as well! On the evening of January 16th, on the stage of the Studio Hall, the „Mihai Eminescu National Theatre of Kishinev opens the tour - 2022 edition, being also the 8th - with the show Hamlet in Spicy Sauce by Aldo Nicolaj, directed by Alexandru Cozub, with a single representation. Along with this programme news, a manifold repertoire awaits you in the theatre halls! We remind you of the premieres of 2021, which we warmly invite you not to miss. These were: Incognito - Open Doors for Everybody programme, Let's talk about life! - Play of the Year 2020, UNITER contest, Carnival Stuff, Stupid Fucking Bird - Open Doors for Everybody programme, Kiritza, of the Game of… - show produced by NTB in co-production with the Art Production Foundation and Gigi Căciuleanu Romania Dance Company with the support of JTI (200th anniversary of Alecsandri's birth), Extraordinary Life - NTB's 9G Programme, Helver's Night - Open Doors for Everybody programme. It should be noted that 3 of these awards are due to the Open Doors for Everybody programme, which means that NTB actors have managed to compensate through their initiatives the unwanted stagnation of activities, imposed by both epidemiological measures and some budgetary constraints. We hope to return soon with news about the first performances in preparation at the National Theatreof Bucharest. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 

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12 Jan 2022 9G at NTB - 8th Edition
9G at NTB - 8th Edition

The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, through the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, is launching the 8th edition of the 9G at NTB (New Generation) programme with a new set of rules, more attractive for young artists. The document can be downloaded below. The 9G programme was launched in January 2014 and is aimed at young theatre-makers, graduates of the relevant universities, aged up to 35, not employed in performing arts institutions. So far, 26 projects have been selected, 19 of which are shows included in the NTB repertoire. The 9G programme at NTB takes place in the Small Hall, a space exclusively for young artists. Conditions for participation in the 9G at NTB Programme:The team proposing the project must be made up of independent artists who have graduated from a university in the field and are no more than 35 years old.There are no requirements or restrictions regarding the texts submitted (classical and contemporary drama) or the type of aesthetics proposed, but the concept of a performance that focuses on the actor's art is an advantage. Project proposals will be submitted in digital format and will include:- Directorial concept of the show (maximum 2 pages)- Play / Drama adaptation / Dramatic script in Romanian- Cast, resumes of the team members. (Links to recordings of shows the team members have already worked on can be added or recorded shows can be sent by transfer)- Set sketches (for the Small Hall in Italian stage configuration - sketches are attached)- Costume sketches- Make-up sketches (where required)- Cost estimate- Technical requirements of the project* under certain conditions, the selection team of the "Ion Sava" C.C.C.T. reserves the right to request the original language text and applicants are obliged to provide it within 48 hours.- The duration of the performance should not exceed 2 hours.  Important: The projects must be submitted from January 13th until February 15th, 2022 in digital format to the email address The titles and teams remaining on the shortlist will be announced on 5 March. Following discussions with the teams, it will be decided which titles will be selected to start rehearsals in the 9G Programme (according to the attached rules). The 9G rules and technical sketches of the Small Hall are available below: Regulament 9G la TNB Sala spectacol sectiune Schemă Sala Mică Schemă de lumini  

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