Romanian Artists for Ukrainian Artists Campaign at TNB

12 June 2022

The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theater from Bucharest through the "Ion Sava" Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation, joins the humanitarian campaign Romanian Artists for Ukrainian Artists, initiated by UNITER in partnership with the Worldwide Reading Project and CITD (The Center for International Theater Development) in Baltimore, a campaign involving many state and independent cultural institutions in Romania and The Republic of Moldova, in order to raise funds for Ukrainian artists. Thus, on June 12, 14 and 16, 2022, the TNB Media Hall, will host a series of reading performances, based on texts written by Ukrainian authors, after the outbreak of the war in Ukraine, translated by Raluca Rădulescu. Proceeds from ticket sales will be collected by UNITER and transferred to the account of the National Union of Theater Artists from Ukraine (Solidarity in Theater Account: RO22RNCB0072049712860086 opened at BCR – District 1 Branch).   The reading performances are scheduled as follows: June 12, 2022, 2.30 pm      Our Children by Natalia Blok, directed by Vlad Massaci, with Maia Morgenstern; Survivor Syndrome by Andrii Bondarenko, directed by Vlad Massaci, with Marius Bodochi; Dictionary of Wartime Emotions by Elena Astasieva, directed by Claudiu Goga, with Emilia Popescu.   June 14, 2022, 7 pm We Plant an Apple Tree by Irina Gareț, directed by Vladimir Anton, with Oana Pellea; I Want To Go Home by Oksana Savcenko, directed by Vladimir Anton, with Ilinca Goia; My Country by Liudmila Timoșenko, directed by Eugen Gyemant, with Florentina Țilea.   June 16, 2022, 7 pm The Russian Soldier by Igor Biliț, directed by Răzvan Popa, with Aylin Cadîr, Ionuț Toader, Edi Adam; Let’s Call Them by Their Names by Tetiana Kițenko, directed by Răzvan Popa, with Amalia Ciolan; Sasha, Take Out the Garbage by Natalia Vorojbit, directed by Răzvan Oprea, with Amalia Ciolan, Marcelo Cobzariu, Fulvia Folosea.   As part of this campaign, on June 5, 2022, at 8 pm, the "Sala Mică" Hall will host the ActOrchestra show, directed by Horia Suru. The National Theater from Bucharest invites its spectators to a gesture of normalcy and solidarity, in support of the dignity of Ukrainian artists. Please visit the UNITER website for more details, at: Tickets can be purchased at the TNB Box Office or online at   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu

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The Theater without a Name presents The Tempest

31 May 2022

On tour at TNB, The Theater without a Name* from Kishinev proposes a new version of Shakespeare's Tempest, directed by Mihai Țărnă. On May 31 2022, at 7.30 pm, you are invited to the Studio Hall of TNB for the unique performance of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, a recent production by director Mihai Țărnă, in which the role of Prospero is played by Vitalie Rusu, an established actor of the stage from Basarabia. Actor, theatre and film director, scriptwriter, with a Master's degree in theatre direction from the Arts Institute of Kishinev (D.E.A.), completed with studies in film direction at the International Film School from Paris (2001-2002) and a PhD at the University Charles de Gaulle, Lille 3, Mihai Țărnă is currently based in France, where he is head of the "Art of the Actor" department at the International Film School from Paris (E.I.C.A.R.). He has directed dozens of plays on stages in the Republic of Moldova and in France, staging titles from the great drama (Shakespeare, Moliere, Gogol, Chekhov, Eugène Ionesco...) and has made short films and made his debut in feature films as a director and/or screenwriter. The year 2019, when he directed "The Tempest", is also the year in which he staged Eugène Ionesco's '' Exit the King'' at the Théâtre du Gymnase in Paris, France (presented in Madrid), and it also the year when he signed the direction for his 40th show in his two and a half decades of artistic activity. In the version conceived by director Mihai Țărnă, the famous Shakespearean play is a drama with elements of comedy, about the fall and rise of man, the redemption of souls and their eternal loss. On the island of Prospero, the Shakespearean history of the world unfolds succinctly - power, murder, revolt, violence, love. The Tempest is the drama of lost illusions, of the bitter wisdom and of the fragile, but stubborn, hope. A prestigious actor of the stages from Basarabia, Vitalie Rusu has worked as an actor and director at the "A.S. Pushkin" Musical - Dramatic Theatre (today the "Mihai Eminescu" National Theatre) from Kishinev, and has been the chief director of this theatre since 1985. Between 1999 and 2003 he was a diplomat at the Embassy of the Republic of Moldova in Bucharest. In 1973 he was awarded the honorary title of Artist Emeritus and, in 1983, he was awarded the title People's Artist. In 2011, Vitalie Rusu was awarded the Order of the Republic and in 2013 the National Prize. In his acting career of over 50 years, he has played 80 theatre and film parts: Hlestakov in "The Reviewer" by N. V. Gogol, Mercutio in "Romeo and Juliet" by William Shakespeare, Alecu - "Carnival in Iași" by V. Alecsandri, Gheorghe - " The Mother With Three Daughters-In-Law" by Ion Creangă, and now you have the opportunity to see him in one of the most complex Shakespearean roles, Prospero in The Tempest! Tickets are available at the TNB Box Office and online at *The Theater without a Name is not a theater without identity, nor one without roots. It represents a new direction of the Theater for Children and Youth, which later became the "Ginta Latină" (Romance gentes) Revue Theater. So, TFN comes as a continuity and development of a theatrical tradition. Through this change, the theater wanted to offer its chance for a new life and a new way of expression and communication with the spectator.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 

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