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06 May 2021
Let's Talk About Life!, for the first time at NTB 13 June 2021
The play of the year 2019, awarded by UNITER, on the NTB stage! An exceptional one-woman show, with Florentina Țilea! Let's Talk About Life! by Ana Sorina Corneanu, designated The best play of 2019, at the Drama Contest organized by UNITER, is the next premiere of the "I.L. Caragiale" National Theatre of Bucharest, scheduled for the evening of June 13th, 2021, from 8.00 p.m., at the Black Box Hall. The same young director - Zsuzsánna Kovács, who recently staged Nick Payne's "Incognito" at the National, as part of the Open Doors for All Programme, was invited to perform, this time under the auspices of the Ion Sava Center for Theatrical Research and Creation from NTB, a show with the UNITER-awarded play. Florin Fieroiu signs the choreography, the musical composition belongs to Călin Țopa, and the set design is created by Gabi Albu. Florentina Țileaimpersonates Greta, the young woman who choreographs her future through options, gracefully dancing between the concrete example of her friend, employed at a multinational and the urging of inner voices, which send her to a less materialistic area. "Caught between what she wants and what society considers indispensable, Greta painstakingly builds a psychological escape plan, which changes every moment. A roller coaster of the human mind, an introspection of the soul in search of truth, a play about who we are… when we do not relate to what others expect us to be" says the author, Ana Sorina Corneanu. "Will she start in the direction that most people are heading or will she be able to formulate, by the end of the show, what she only feels at the beginning - the fact that she has started in another direction? - is one of the questions in the play, onto which meditated the show's director, Zsuzsánna Kovács.The man 's greatest curiosity, she continues, is how his life will look like, which will be his story… Greta invites us to participate in her show, whose playwright, director and actor of each role is herself. This show should help her decide in which direction to steer her story." In a context in which, amid an explosion of communication and social interaction, a pandemic occurred that threw us all into isolation and locked us in wider or narrower pens, generating a huge mass of frustrated people, whose plans for the future, aspirations, dreams were taken away or, at least postponed - Greta's character appears to us as an emblematic one. Zsuzsánna Kovács is from Sfântu Gheorghe. She studied directing at the “Ion Luca Caragiale” National University of Theatre and Cinematography in Bucharest, where she also graduated with a master's degree in the art of theatre director. In 2012, she directed “Central Park West” by Woody Allen, at Godot, “The Unfortunate” by Füst Milán, UNATC “I.L. Caragiale”, hosted by the Odeon Theatre, in the 2011 season. In 2015, she directed “Ibusár” by Parti Nagy Lajos, at Tamási Áron Theatre from Sfântu Gheorghe. She collaborates with Unteatru, where she edits shows such as “Liliom” by Molnár Ferenc, in 2016, “Nora” by Henrik Ibsen, in 2017, then “Alcestis - or who dies in your place” after Euripides, in 2019. In 2020, Zsuzsánna Kovács also makes her debut in the “I.L. Caragiale” National Theatreof Bucharest with the show “Incognito” by Nick Payne. Ana Sorina Corneanu is a graduate of the Faculty of Theatre, acting department (Târgu-Mureş University of Arts and Spiru Haret University - Faculty of Arts, Bucharest) and of the Tudor Vornicu Television School - editorial department. Published books: The Diary of Fluffy-Sticky, Winter's Tale, Be Independent: Say "BYE" instead of "YES"! Emotional Development Guide. Collection of games for educating the child through theatrical art exercises, Practical guide for understanding emotions through art therapy, Diary(2019) and Let's talk about life, UNITEXT publishing house. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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HOP Gala - Young Actor’s Gala, 2021 edition 26 April 2021
Motto: "Caragiale - a world in motion"What a world! What a world! What a world!(A Lost Letter, Act IV, Scene 4) UNITER announces the organization of the pre-selection for the HOP! Young Actor’s Gala, 24th edition.The 2021 HOP Young Actor’s Gala continues with the theme: Choreographic Theatre. The DanceActor as a Phenomenon of Contemporary Theatre and will also take place under the wand of the well-known choreographer and dancer Gigi Căciuleanu.This year as well, the pre-selection will take place based on the video recordings sent by the competitors. We address all the actors who graduated from college (bachelor's degree), up to 33 years old. For both sections, Individual and Group, the pre-selection will be carried out as follows:- Presentation of a moment of movement and text prepared by the competitor (maximum 10 minutes in the Individual section and maximum 15 minutes in the Group section).In the construction of the moment, the competitors will treat the text by means of choreographic theatre, in a mixed form - free combination of verbal and non-verbal forms.Maximum composition of a group - 7 people.In the construction of the presented moments, we will follow the original treatment through text and movement (in equal ratio, 50/50 between words and movement) of some pages of free choice from the work of Ion Luca Caragiale: Plays, Sketches, various texts (articles, poems etc. ). Guidelines:• Monologues and / or Dialogues set in motion (Verb - Word / Verb - Action)• Verbal and situational humour taken towards the Danced Act ...• Dynamic relationships between characters (Why not reinvented? Why not even coming from different texts?)Refinement of gestures that populate both the actual texts of the plays, moments and sketches, as well as very precise captions or indications of attitudes and play appearing as filigree, between the lines, with the same “choreographic force” as the text itself.A revisited Caragiale, over space and time, now that Ionescu's absurdity is not only familiar to us, but has even become a classic.Moments of humour or humour about love and hate, about stupidity and intelligence sketched not only in word or gesture, but also in elaborate movement.Those admitted will present the moment prepared, live, at the 2021 HOP Gala.Candidates must send to the email address the video recording of the prepared moment (landscape format), a resume, a copy of the graduation diploma (or certificate issued by the faculty), a photo (portrait, 300 dpi resolution), the title and the logistical and technical information for the presented exercise. The deadline for submitting registration materials is July 15th, 2021.UNITER Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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Special measures in all NTB halls 01 February 2021
We inform you that at the beginning of each week, the building of the I.L. Caragiale National Theatre will undergo a disinfection of performance halls, booths, rehearsal rooms and actor regrouping halls, an action that is performed with a specific device, cold mist generator, which uses for treatment Bionet A 15, a substance with bactericidal, fungicidal and virucidal action, approved by the Ministry of Health and registered in the Biocides Register. We mention that this disinfection action is done according to Order no. 3142/1495/2020 of August 31st, 2020 on measures to prevent contamination with the new Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and to ensure safe activities in the field of culture. Translated by Simona Nichiteanu 
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New rules for the audience 03 September 2020
The obligations of the audience regarding measures to prevent contamination with SAR-CoV2: Ensuring the health of employees and the audience are the priority objective of these measures. - wearing the mask (medical / non-medical) throughout the event, from the entrance into the lobby and throughout the show, until leaving the building. To provide effective protection, the mask must cover the mouth and nose. Attention! The theatre reserves the right to perform an observation screening at the entrance and to prevent access by persons with symptoms of respiratory infection (cough, sneeze, rhinorrhoea, general altered state) and temperature exceeding 37,3 °C. - The thermal scanning will be carried out by the theatre staff. People who refuse to have their temperature checked will not have access to the theatre. - Disinfecting hands with alcohol-based disinfectant to be made available on entry. - Observance of a minimum distance of 1,5 m between persons - from the entrance to the theatre, the showrooms, the toilets, and the exit from the hall. - The performances will take place without breaks to avoid crowding in the lobby areas; - The distance between the stage and the spectators must be at least 3 m; - As regards the distribution of seats in the hall (both online and at the box offices): An empty seat will be allocated between spectators; - Viewing the show is only allowed by keeping the individual seat in the hall and wearing of protective masks; Staff will make sure that social distance is observed during the show; - Spectators shall not consume food and drink within the premises of performing establishments and/or concerts, except for pre-packaged liquids. Ticket sales will be made as much as possible online, so that physical contact is minimized at locations. In the case of ticket purchases at the ticket office, the use of contactless card or telephone payment is encouraged. Thank you for your understanding and you are most welcome to the theatre!   Translated by Simona Nichiteanu
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