Center “Ion Sava”

The Best Child in the World Premiering at 9G

21 January 2022

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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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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