Romanian directors in TR Warszawa
THE ROOSEVELT SQUARE, dir. Radu Afrim 11.03, 19 p.m.
Radu Afrim – one of the most illustrious Romanian directors. Shows directed by him include: The Pillowman, The M’s disease, And Bjork off course, Wrong Side Up, It’s only the end of the world, Mansarde à Paris ou les détours, Scarred hearts, Krum, joy.megajoy, Plasticine, Adam Geist, eurOcean café, Why is the Child Cooked in the Polenta (Warum das Kind in der Polenta kocht). Radu Afrim was involved in the”Les theatrales des jeunes en Europe” project staged in France. He is also the author of “Black Milk Express”, photography and video installation which makes a part of the “Context europa” project (Theater des Augenblicks, Vienna).
He’s been awarded many prizes, i.a.: Europa Culture Award 2009, „Coup de Coeur de la Presse” Award at the Avignon Festival (Off) for Mansarde à Paris ou les détours Cioran, UNITER Gala Award: Best Director for „joy.megajoy”, UNITER Gala Award: Best Director for „Plasticine”, award at the Lausanne Theatre Festival for „eurOcean café” and Grand Prix winner at the Grange de Dorigny Theatre Festival in Lausanne for „BluEscape”. His work also includes „Oil of Angels” and „Stories and Bodies” photography exhibitions.
X mm from Y km, dir. Gianina Cărbunariu 12.03, 19 p.m.
Gianina Cărbunariu – director and playwright. She was born in 1977, studied Romanian litterature and directing at the National University of Arts in Bucharest. Stipendist in Viesbaden, London, Valencia. In 2000 she won a prize for the essay entitled Irreality of the Immediate Wild East in the international competition for playwrights organized by the Romanian Ministry of Culture. Her successive stage adaptations of plays such as Kebab, DJ Pirate, All Those Guys Look Like Our Parents, Honey, Stop the Tempo, mady-baby.edu have been translated and put on in Germany, France, Ireland, Poland, England and Italy; they have also made their way to many European festivals (e.g. in Viesbaden, Bratislava, Toruń, Moscow, Paris). Without a doubt she owes her international career to the intransigence of her work, which, according to Iuli Popovici „strikes with no taboo whatsoever”. Instead of being biased, her theatre is a political theatre whose main target is the contemporary „polis” and its citizens. To express her criticism of the Romanian culture management system, Gianina Cărbunariu refuses to cooperate with Romanian public theatres.
A COUPLE OF POOR, POLISH-SPEAKING ROMANIANS, dir. Theodor Cristian Popescu 21, 22.03, g.19
Theodor Cristian Popescu – frequently awarded director of over thirty five adaptations staged in Romania, USA and Canada. He adapts mostly works of contemporary authors such as Martin Crimp, Arthur Kopit, Howard Barker, Tony Kushner, Hanoch Levin, Marius von Mayenburg or Roland Schimmelpfennig. He lectured at the Bucharest Academy of Theatre, Montana University in Missouli, National Theatre School of Canada and Quebec University (Université du Quebec) in Montreal. Currently he heads the Directing Department at the Academy of Arts in Târgu Mureş in Transylvania.