Center “Ion Sava”

Outcomes of the 9G project competition (9th edition)

10 March 2023

For this edition, 13 projects were submitted for selection, of which 12 were eligible under the 9G competition rules.

The selection team composed of Cristiana Gavrilă (9G coordinator at NTB), Claudiu Goga (director of the "Ion Sava" Theatre Centre) and Andrei Marinescu (head of the Literary Secretariat) nominated a shortlist of 3 projects.

Following detailed discussions with the 3 artistic teams, which will take place these days, the winning projects will be decided.

Projects and teams included in the shortlist:

1. The Flick by Annie Baker, translation by Denisa Nicolae, directed by Alexandros Raptis, set design by Cătălin Manea, music by Adrian Piciorea, cast: Carol Ionescu, Denisa Nicolae, Liviu Romanescu

2. Family stories by Biljana Srbljanović, translation by Ioana Flora, directed by Răzvan Enciu, set design by Maria Ștefănescu, cast: Iulia Bibu, Claudia Soare, Vlad Pânzaru, Dragoș Stoica

3. The kitchen bug by Sam Holcroft, translation and direction by Delia Neculau, set design by Daria Nicu, video design Milena Muranyi, sound design Rareș Florea, cast: Iulian Chelmu, Anastasia Florea, Pamela Iobaji, Teodora Moscal, Cristina Strecopîtov, Tiberius Zavelea


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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