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Perpetual peace - a new 9G show by TNB

03 December 2022
Project competition. 9G at NTB - 9th edition 16 January 2023
The "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre from Bucharest, thanks to the "Ion Sava" Centre for Theatre Research and Creation, launches the 9th edition of the 9G program at NTB (New Generation). The 9G program was launched in January 2014 and is aimed at young theatre-makers, graduates of theatre faculties, aged up to 35, not employed in performing arts institutions. So far 32 projects have been selected, 22 of which are performances included in the NTB repertoire. The 9G program at NTB takes place in the Small Hall, a space dedicated exclusively to young artists. Conditions for participation in the 9G Program at NTB: 1. The team proposing the project must be made up of independent artists who have graduated from a university in this field and must not be over 35 years old. 2. There are no requirements or restrictions in relation to the texts submitted (classical and contemporary drama) or the type of aesthetic proposed, but the concept of a performance that focuses on the actor's art is an advantage. 3. The proposals must be submitted in digital format and must include: - Directorial concept of the performance (maximum 2 pages)- Play / Dramatization / Dramatic script in Romanian- Cast, CVs of team members. (Links can be added to recordings of performances that team members have worked on before or recorded performances can be sent via transfer)- Set sketches (for the Small Hall in Italian stage configuration - sketches attached)- Costume sketches- Make-up sketches (where necessary)- Estimated budget- Technical needs of the project * under certain conditions, the selection team of the C.C.C.T. "Ion Sava" reserves the right to request the text in the original language, and applicants are requested to make it available within 48 hours. 4. The duration of the performance must not exceed 2 h. Important: The registration of the projects will be done starting from January 17 until February 17, 2023, in digital format at the email address By March 10, the titles and teams remaining on the final list will be announced. Following further discussions with the teams, the selected titles will be decided to start rehearsals under the 9G Program (as per the attached rules). The 9G rules and technical drawings of the Small Hall are available below: Regulament 9G la TNB Sala spectacol sectiune Schemă Sala Mică Schemă de lumini    
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Scenography workshop 13 June 2022
The "Ion Sava" Centre for Research and Theatrical Creation organizes during June 13 and June 18 2022 the Helmut Stürmer & Corina Grămoșteanu Scenography Workshop. The topic of the workshop is the creation of a unique stage space where it is possible to interpret the Shakespearean tragedies "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Richard III", basic spaces suitable for theatrical metamorphoses necessary for various directorial concepts. In order to be eligible to participate at the workshop, each candidate shall submit a file containing his/her resume, and a proposal of sketched ideas in a freely chosen form on the proposed theme (drawing / moodboard / photo collage / study model / digital / 3D images). The proposal for the costumes concept shall be in correlation with the proposed stage space. The candidate's way of expression is of free choice, both in terms of space and costumes. Finished solutions for the set and costume concept are not required. In addition to the creative imagination it would be useful to find and document existing spaces as "lost places" as a source of inspiration (a concrete, existing indoor or outdoor space that can generate the stage concept). The participants' proposals could form the basis of a debate on the relationship between scenography and art installation. Conditions for participation: 1. The workshop is addressed to both students and graduates of scenography or visual arts. 2. The deadline for submitting the application for the selection of the files is May 27 2022. The selection will be made by Helmut Stürmer and Corina Grămoșteanu. 3. Applications should be sent to the following e-mail address:, with the subject: for the Stürmer & Grămoșteanu workshop. 4. There are 10 places available for the workshop. Selected candidates will be notified by email. 5. The workshop will take place at the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre in Bucharest.   Translated by Andreea Codrea-Boeriu 
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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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