The Critics’ Award in the Festival
This year, the National Theater Festival joins other theatrical events with a tradition in Europe, such as MESS in Sarajevo and BITEF in Belgrade, submitting its bill to international critical “judgment”. Upon request from the International Association of Theater Critics, in the executive committee of which Romania is represented by the President of the Romanian section of IATC, the critic Alice Georgescu, a jury made up of three IATC members will grant an award bearing the name of the Association at the end of the Festival. The jury members (“constitutionally” selected from both the host country and abroad) are Yun-Cheol Kim, university professor at the Central Drama Academy in Seoul, South Korea, founding director of the international online publication Critical Stages, president of the International Association of Theater Critics, Raymond Bertin, theater critic and journalist, editor of Jeu magazine in Montreal, Canada, and Octavian Saiu, theatrologist, university professor, vice-president of the Romanian section of IATC. Their critical look will be cast on the shows included in the Something for Everybody and Tomorrow’s Theater sections. We wish all the “competitors” good luck!