Menu

News

New rules for the audience

03 September 2020
The Uniter 2020 Awards Gala 14 September 2020
The Romanian Theatre Festival arrives in Craiova, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the "Marin Sorescu" Theatre of Craiova, in a special space, outdoors, at the Summer Theatre in the "Nicolae Romanescu" Park. On the day of the autumn equinox, September 21st, 2020, from 10.30 pm, theatre lovers are expected to watch us live on TVR1, Radio Romania Cultural and online on www.tvr.ro and www.uniter.ro. Starting with 9.30 pm, we capture the arrival of the Gala artists and partners on the red carpet, in an event broadcast live on the UNITER Facebook page. Only 7 days separate us from the exciting moments when the envelopes will be opened, and we will find out the winners! Until then, we invite you to encourage those competing for the UNITER trophy. Today, September 14th, we are launching the video promotion campaign of the nominated artists. Messages of support from colleagues will run on our website and on the official Facebook account today and until September 19th. Who are you betting on? Support your favourites and vote on www.uniter.ro! On September 21st, we will find out together, live, the winners nominated by the jury! Also, find out if you won the bet. The nominations and awards decided by the UNITER Senate can be read by accessing the link: https://www.uniter.ro/premiile-senatului-uniter-si-nominalizarile-pentru-premiile-galei-uniter-2020/   Organizers and partners Producers: UNITER - Romanian Theatre Union „Marin Sorescu” National Theatreof Craiova Main partners of the event: Craiova City Hall and Craiova Local Council Cultural project financed by: Ministry of Culture Co-producer: Romanian Television Main sponsor: Raiffeisen Bank Sponsor: Magdalena and Ovidiu Buluc „ProCultura” Foundation Special Partner: UniCredit Bank Official Partner: MOL Romania Partners: Romanian Cultural Institute Anonimul Foundation British Council ITI - International Theatre Institute, Romanian Section Romanian Opera of Craiova Established Partner: Romanian Broadcasting Society With the support of: Coliseum Logistic & Distribution E-TWOW Aqua Carpatica Kfea Blaga Domains Oltenia Distribution Set Up - rental & events Les Ateliers Nomad Deochi Production Media partners: RFI Romania Radio Metropolis Newspaper Amfiteatru Magazine Oltenia 3TV Oltenia TV Radio Sud Gazeta de Sud Monitoring partner: MediaTRUST With the participation of: the Royal House of Romania   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
Read More >
At NTB, Premiere in Mid Crisis: Romanian Diary.1989 08 July 2020
In an extremely difficult period that the artistic world is going through, the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre of Bucharest announces the first premiere in the midst of a pandemic period: Romanian Diary. 1989, a show conceived and directed by Carmen Lidia Vidu, will have the first three performances on July 24th, 25th and 26th, 2020, from 9.30 pm. On the evening of July 25th, 2020, there will be a post-show dialogue between the audience and the directors. Special guest: Mădălin Hodor, historic. The performances will take place under the conditions imposed by the authorities, in the NTB Amphitheater, the open-air performance hall on the theatre rooftop.On the 30th anniversary of the Revolution that violently removed communist President Nicolae Ceausescu, four actors of the National tell the personal experiences of that period, how they lived those bloody events and how their lives changed (or not) ever since.Carmen Lidia Vidu, the director who led the Romanian theatre in the area of ​​multimedia documentary, chose four of the most famous Romanian actors to shed light on their stories: Ion Caramitru, Oana Pellea, Florentina Ţilea and Daniel Badale play their own parts. Concerning Ion Caramitru, details about the way in which he actively participated in the Revolution are known, the live broadcast expression - "Brothers, we have won!" remaining legendary. In 1989, Daniel Badale was a soldier in the Army and it is interesting the confession of the one who, "theoretically", was against the revolutionaries.Florentina Țilea was Nicolae Ceaușescu's reciter during his official visits to Iași, and Oana Pellea was mistaken for the wife of terrorist Vlase when she appeared on Romanian Television to defend it following the "Call for Artists".The four actors will be joined, through video appearances, by Germina Nagâț, member of the College of the National Council for the Study of the Securitate Archives (CNSAS), former military prosecutor Dan Voinea, who initially investigated the "Revolution File" and the well-known British historian Dennis Deletant, an expert on Romanian communism.Along with this show, the National Theatre takes to the stage another premiere and also marks a record in the history of the Romanian theatre, with the largest video projection, on a huge wall, 33 meters long and 21 meters high.The multimedia show will give viewers the opportunity to compose a powerful and very humane puzzle. History is seen through the prism of personal biographies. Research, image and sound make up the multimedia universe that completes the actors’ stories.The most appreciated project of director Carmen Lidia Vidu, in the country and abroad, Romanian Diary includes so far 3 theatre performances (Jurnal de România. Timișoara; Romanian Diary. Constanța and Romanian Diary. Sfântu Gheorghe), two short films (My Romanian Diary and Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary) as well as an exhibition.Romanian Diary is a multidisciplinary project that merges film, photography and theatre, which aims to be, through a series of uncensored and direct confessions, an honest mirror of interpersonal relations, decisively influenced by the urban environment, but also a call for social and community involvement.We mention some international awards and participations that crown the international extension of the project: "My Romanian Diary", Independent Days International Film Festival, Germany, European Cinematography AWARDS (ECA), Netherlands and FILMFEST DRESDEN - in 2020. In 2019, for "Romanian Diary. Timișoara ”- Award of Excellence offered by the Timișoara City Hall and Voice of Europe, Jena, Germany. In the same year, participation with “Romanian Diary. Constanța” in EUROPALIA, Belgium. Numerous participations with “Romanian Diary. Timișoara ”, including: National Theatre Festival and FEST-FDR, 2019. With Romanian Diary. Muslim Diary ”, in 2018: Best Women Short - Independent Shorts Awards, Los Angeles, Best Documentary based on Women (Non-Fiction) - JIFF 16 International Film Festivals in Jaipur, India, Award Winner - Changing Face International Film Festival, Sydney and Finalist - Eurasia International Monthly Film Festival, Moscow. And in 2017, the Schauspielhaus in Vienna presented “Romanian Diary. Sfântu Gheorghe” and “Romanian Diary. Constanta"."The theatre risks becoming irrelevant to the community," says the director. "The danger of vanity lurks and leads us to isolation. We only listen to the opinions that confirm ours. Romanian Diary. 1989 is my way of saying that "you make history, your attitude matters", says Carmen Lidia Vidu.You are most welcome to the theatre! The following performances will take place on: 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th August 2020. All performances start at 9.30 pm.Here, you will find the rules imposed by the pandemic period regarding access to the theatre and participation in the show. We invite you to read them.   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
Read More >
UNITER 2020 Awards Gala - 28th Edition 02 July 2020
Considering the exceptional situation that all sectors of society are undergoing during this period, the Romanian Theatre Union was forced to reconsider the organization of the UNITER 2020 Awards Gala. Initially, the Gala was bound to take place on May 11th at the "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre of Craiova, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the founding of the Craiova theatre. Taking into account the regulations regarding the organization of cultural events, the Romanian Theatre Union has decided that this year's edition of the UNITER Awards Gala will take place on the day of the autumn equinox, September 21st, 2020. The final jury of the UNITER 2020 Awards Gala formed by Radu Apostol - director, Cosmin Ardeleanu - set designer, Doru Mareș - theatre critic, Crina Mureșan - actress, Cristina Rusiecki - theatre critic watched in digital format (online, DVD) the nominated shows and will decide the winners of the 11 award categories. We will return with details about the location of the Gala and we hope to organize in the best conditions this award ceremony of the Romanian theatrical creation and its artists. We remind you which are the nominations for 2019 and the UNITER Senate Awards already decided in February: UNITER Senate AwardsExcellence Award: National theatre Festival for the exceptional quality of the last six editionsAward for Lifelong Achievement - actress: Rodica MandacheAward for Lifelong Achievement - actor: Mircea RusuAward for Lifelong Achievement - direction: Dragoș GalgoțiuAward for Lifelong Achievement - scenography: Constantin CiubotariuAward for lifelong critical activity and theatrical history: Mya Liontescu Special Awards Special award for promoting theatre-dance: Linotip - Independent Choreographic CentreSpecial award for puppet theatre and puppets: “Puppets Occupy Street” Festival, 2019 edition with the theme “Evolution through Revolution” organized by the Colibri Craiova theatre for Children and YouthSpecial award for video mapping: Andrei CozlacSpecial award for a six-decade activity in editing theatre book: Viorica MateiSpecial prize for stage make-up: Minela PopaPresident's Prize: „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of Craiova for 170 years of history in Romanian theatre                   Nominations for the UNITER 2020 Gala AwardsFor the 28th edition of the UNITER Awards Gala, the jury of nominations was composed by theatre critics Ludmila Patlanjoglu, Maria Zărnescu, Călin Ciobotari.Performances that have caught the attention of the jury are those that premiered between January 1st to December 31st, 2019.  Nominations for the theatrical year 2019 are as follows: Debut:Andrei Chifu for his role He in the show "House on the Border" by Sławomir Mrožek, a show by Ada Lupu Hausvater at the “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre of TimişoaraTamás Jakab, for the role of George Gibbs in the show “Our Town” by Thornton Wilder, directed by Vladimir Anton at the “Tomcsa Sándor” Theatre Odorheiu SecuiescConstantin Radu Tudosie, for directing the show "Twelfth Night" at the "Ion D. Sirbu" Dramatic Theatre of Petrosani Best Radio Theatre Show:"Hamlet" by William Shakespeare, radio adaptation and art direction by Mihai Lungeanu, production of the Romanian Broadcasting Society"Down with Communism - Computer Strategy Game and RPG” by Ema Stere, artistic director Attila Vizauer, production of the Romanian Broadcasting Company“Sleeping and Awakened Beauty” by Alexandra Ares, artistic director Diana Mihailopol, production of the Romanian Broadcasting Society  Best TV Theatre Show:“The Tempest” by William Shakespeare, directed by Alexandru Lustig, production of the Romanian Television Society and the theatre Foundation Contemporary„Manifesto. Letter to a Friend and Back to the Country” by Ruxandra Cesereanu, directed by Cornel Mihalache, production of the Romanian Television Society (TVR Production House) Award for Theatre Criticism:Oana Cristea GrigorescuRaluca RădulescuIrina Zlotea  Best Scenography:Carmencita Brojboiu and András Rancz, for the scenography of the show "Nora" by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Botond Nagy at the Hungarian State Theatre of ClujCristina Milea, for the scenography of the show "Dangerous Liaisons" by Christopher Hampton, after the novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed Cristi Juncu at the Small Theatre BucharestIrina Moscu, for the scenography of the show "Meerkats House" by David Drábek, directed by Radu Afrim at the "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre of Craiova  Best Actress in a Supporting Part:Puşa Darie, for the role of Mother in the show "Delhi Dance" by Ivan Vîrîpaev, directed by Radu Afrim at the "Vasile Alecsandri" National Theatre of IaşiElena Popa, for the roles in the show "The Golden Dragon” by Roland Schimmelfenning, directed by Catinca Drăgănescu at the “Andrei Mureşanu” Theatre of Sfântu GheorgheAlina Rotaru, for the role of Madame de Tourvel in the show “Dangerous Liaisons” by Christopher Hampton, after the novel by Choderlos de Laclos, directed by Cristi Juncu at the Small Theatre of Bucharest  Best Actor in a Supporting Part:Andrei Cătălin, for the roles in the show "On Air: Titanic Waltz", after Tudor Mușatescu, directed by Matei Lucaci-Grunberg at the "Anton Pann" Theatre of Râmnicu VâlceaCristian Grosu, for the role of Caliban in the show "The Tempest" by William Shakespeare, directed by Gábor Tompa at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre Răzvan Vicoveanu, for the role of Joshua in the show "The Christians" by Lucas Hnath, directed by Radu Iacoban at the "Regina Maria" Theatre of Oradea  Best Actress in a Leading Part:Anca Hanu, for the role of Chiritza Bârzoi in the show “Chiritza in Concert”, after Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo, a concert-show by Ada Milea at the Cluj-Napoca National TheatreOfelia Popii, for the role of Martha in the show "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" by Edward Albee, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu at the “Radu Stanca” National Theatre of SibiuOana Predescu, for the role of Morticia Addams in the show “The Addams Family”, directed, choreographed and costumes by Răzvan Mazilu at the Excelsior Theatre of Bucharest Best Actor in a Leading Part:Lucian Ionescu, for the role of Gomez Addams in the show “The Addams Family”, directed, choreographed and costumes by Răzvan Mazilu at the Excelsior Theatre of BucharestSorin Leoveanu, for the role of Barry Champlain in the show “Radio” by Eric Bogosian, directed by Bobi Pricop at the „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre of CraiovaMarius Turdeanu, for the role of George in the show „Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” by Edward Albee, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu at the „Radu Stanca” National Theatre of Sibiu  Best Director:Eugen Jebeleanu, for the direction of the show „Itineraries. One Day the World Will Change” at ARCUB - Bucharest Cultural Centre and Compagnie des OgresAlexandru Mâzgăreanu, for the direction of the show “Nameless Star” at the Piatra Neamţ Youth TheatreBotond Nagy, for the direction of the show “Nora” at the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj  Best Show:"Chiritza in Concert", after Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo, a concert-show by Ada Milea at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre"The Addams Family", directed, choreographed and costumes by Răzvan Mazilu at the Excelsior Theatre Bucharest"Our Town" by Thornton Wilder, directed by Vladimir Anton at the "Tomcsa Sándor" Theatre of Odorheiu Secuiesc UNITERJuly 2nd, 2020   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
Read More >
All Articles
Your browser is not up to date

Please upgrade to one of the following browsers in order to enter NTB website

Thank you for understanding! Google ChromeVersion 7+ FirefoxVersion 4+ Internet ExplorerVersion 8+ OperaVersion 4+ SafariVersion 5+
I agree

This website uses cookies. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to its use of cookies. Details

TNB I. L. Caragiale Logo