Center “Ion Sava”

Project competition. 9G at NTB - 10th edition

19 January 2024

The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre from Bucharest, thanks to the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, launches the 10th edition of the 9G program at NTB (New Generation).

The 9G program was launched in January 2014 and is aimed at young theatre-makers, graduates of theatre faculties, aged up to 35, not employed in performing arts institutions. So far 36 projects have been selected, 22 of which are performances included in the NTB repertoire. The 9G program at NTB takes place in the Small Hall, a space dedicated exclusively to young artists.

Conditions for participation in the 9G Program at NTB:

1. The team proposing the project must be made up of independent artists who have graduated from a university in this field and must not be over 35 years old.

2. There are no requirements or restrictions in relation to the texts submitted (classical and contemporary drama) or the type of aesthetic proposed, but the concept of a performance that focuses on the actor's art is an advantage.

3. The proposals must be submitted in digital format and must include:

- Directorial concept of the performance (maximum 2 pages)
- Play / Dramatization / Dramatic script in Romanian
- Cast, CVs of team members. (Links can be added to recordings of performances that team members have worked on before or recorded performances can be sent via transfer)
- Set sketches (for the Small Hall in Italian stage configuration - sketches attached)
- Costume sketches
- Make-up sketches (where necessary)
- Estimated budget
- Technical needs of the project

* under certain conditions, the selection team of the C.C.C.T. "Ion Sava" reserves the right to request the text in the original language, and applicants are requested to make it available within 48 hours.

4. The duration of the performance must not exceed 2 h.

Important: The sumbission of the projects will be done starting from January 20 until February 25, 2024, in digital format at the email address By March 15, 2024, the titles and teams remaining on the final list will be announced. Following further discussions with the teams, the selected titles will be decided to start rehearsals under the 9G Program (as per the attached rules).

The 9G rules and technical drawings of the Small Hall are available on

Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu

Regulament 9G - 2024

Sala Mica - Schemă de lumini

Sala Mică - schema

Sala Mica - sectiune (1)


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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.


Manager of the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatrical Research and Creation since 2021 is Claudiu Goga  

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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