Caramitru won a new term of 5 years at the helm of TNB

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Ion Caramitru will be also for the next five years at the helm of the Bucharest National Theater (TNB). According to the Culture Ministry’s website, Ion Caramitru obtained the grade of 9.95, following the final assessment of the management project.

He stated for Agerpres that among his priorities is organizing a tender for arranging some cafes, an exhibition room and a bookstore inside the new TNB building, as well as initiating an annual festival of the national theaters.

Caramitru said that developing the “9G” program, dedicated to the young artists, is a concern for the TNB management.

“It’s the third year in which (the program – e.n.) can be developed and diversified, so that the National Theater can honor its vocation which it discovered – to support the theater artists of tomorrow to be able to ensure, moral and material, the team which will occupy the theaters in the following decades”, Ion Caramitru stated.

He assured that efforts will be made to promote theater among the young people.

“We are waiting for the moment in which we’ll be able to open the theater from morning to evening, after ending the tenders we are running now for the spaces which can be rented, namely the two restaurants – the one at the ground and the one on the roof -, the café from the Great Hall’s lobby, the bars at the ground, the bookstore and the exhibition spaces”, added Ion Caramitru.

Caramitru mentioned that works are ongoing for the moment to redevelop the TNB Museum and Library, which will be “open spaces for visiting and research”.

According to Caramitru, the TNB representatives are waiting for the decision of the Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) regarding “enlarging the number of people” who can occupy the space on the Theater’s roof, where, according to the project, a café should be opened.

Ion Caramitru added that a complex process was the one regarding the cadaster f the TNB new building after the rehabilitation and consolidation works, which radically modified the building.

“We also had a long-lasting problem – because of the huge area occupied by the theater -, namely to get the cadaster for the entire building that modified by 90 percent. (…) It was concluded, there is one more issue, related to the external space and which will be subject of a Government’s Decision which we submitted to the (Culture – e.n.) Ministry which, in its turn, has to design the GD’s project to be approved by the Government”, Caramitru added.

Caramitru also recalled that he wishes to initiate a festival of the national theaters to be held in Bucharest, as well as an association of these institutions.