Center “Ion Sava”

Helmut Stürmer, Victor Ioan Frunză and Mimi Brănescu feature theatre workshops at NTB

02 June 2022

The end of the season brings at the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre from Bucharest, under the aegis and organized by the "Ion Sava" Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation, important artistic meetings in the form of workshops. Thus, young artists and not only, from various areas of this industry, employed in Romanian theatres or independent, will be able to explore and test ideas, themes, theatrical techniques under the guidance of accomplished professionals.

Helmut Stürmer and Corina Grămoșteanu will coordinate a scenography workshop whose theme is the creation of a unique scene set space suitable to interpret the Shakespearean tragedies "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Richard III", basic spaces suitable for theatrical metamorphoses necessary for various directorial concepts. Nine young scenographers have been selected to participate in the workshop from June 13 to 18, 2022.

From June 20 to 25, 2022, stage director Victor Ioan Frunză will hold a Theatre Workshop for actors up to 40 years old. The great director proposes an essential theme for the art of theatre and actor training, the workshop being entitled About the secret power of words.

As of 30 May 2022, also within the "Ion Sava" Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation, a Playwriting Workshop has been released, coordinated by playwright and screenwriter Mimi Brănescu. Taking place over 3 months, with weekly meetings, 20 participants will be able to develop a dramatic proposal for which they have been selected.

These workshops and artistic meetings complement the mission of the "Ion Sava" Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation, the only Theatre Research and Creation Centre operating within a theatre in Romania, to be a space open to ideas and experimentation, to the creative process in the first place, whether it is about professional development or about exploring new trends in the performing arts, which are so necessary for artists and theatre professionals. 


Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 

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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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