The National Theatre Festival INDEPENDENT, Romania’s first theatrical festival that brings together independent theatre artists and companies from the whole country to independent or nonconventional cultural spaces kicks off today, November 4. The festival will invite the public, during 4 and 10 November 2013, to 15 events that participate in the contest, more than 25 productions in OFF, guests from abroad, various workshops and dialogues about the situation of independent theatre in Romania. The event will conclude on November 10 with a Gala during which organisers will award the best and most appreciated productions, actors and young professionals. The National Theatre Festival INDEPENDENT is a meeting point of the community of Romanian independent theatre, a support platform for this kind of art and a space for celebrating the most valuable achievements of this sector.
Plays staged by theatrical companies from Bucharest, Iasi, Timisoara, Sibiu, Cluj, Craiova and Sf. Gheorghe, shows in and outside the contest, debates and workshops on independent culture and especially independent theatre belong to the programme of the National Theatre Festival INDEPENDENT.
On agenda are the workshops ‘View Point on Beckett’ and ‘Paul Bargetto,’ as well as the debate ‘The independent theatre, which way?’ moderated by Catalin Stefanescu.
The list of plays in the contest includes ‘Orphans’ – Act, ‘Some girls’ – the Cultural Association Catharsis, ‘What beautiful days’ – The Unteatru Association, ‘Don’t cry baby’ – Compagnie 28 & Teatrul Luni de la Green Hours, ‘Bullets over Lipscani’ – The Foundation Calea Victoriei 2007, ‘The beautiful trip of pandas told by…’ – The Unteatru Association, ‘End. Work in progress’ – the Art Nomore company.
Among the shows off contest are ‘Sensational,’ ‘The dustman,’ ‘The women of my life,’ ‘The cold child,’ ‘What you can do in 10 minutes’ and ‘Men are from Mars, women are from Venus.’
Further information about the programme, events and shows is available at www.fnti.ro and on the Facebook page of the festival. A ticket costs RON 20.
The goal of the National Theatre Festival INDEPENDENT organised by the Godot Foundation and the Cultural Centre ‘Casa Artelor Sector 3’ is to boost and support independent theatrical events and young artists, to bring together professionals of this area in view of consolidating an active community and to place this community in contact with possible collaborators and sponsors which can support the staging and distribution of independent productions.