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The national selection for the 28th edition of the National Theatre Festival Romania 2018

Artistic director and selector of the National Theatre Festival, Marina Constantinescu, announced the official selection of the 28th edition of the festival on July 2, 2018, in a live streaming broadcasting on the festival website – www.fnt.ro, as well as on the Facebook page of the festival.

The NTF will take place in Bucharest between 19 and 29 October 2018. Here is the alphabetical list of the national performances.

2 July 2018,  News

1/  10

by Csaba Székely, translated by László Sándor, directed by Radu-Alexandru Nica, set, video, light design by Andu Dumitrescu, “Radu Stanca” National Theatre Sibiu.

2/  ALICE

by Zsolt Benedek, based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, directed by László Bocsárdi, set design by  József Bartha, costume design by Zsuzsanna Kiss, co- production of the “Tamási Áron” Theatre Sfântu-Gheorghe and sZempöl Offchestra

3/  DRUNK

by Ivan Vyrypaev, translated into Hungarian by Kozma András, translated into Romanian by Raluca Rădulescu, directed by Radu Afrim, set design by  József Bartha, costume design by Orsolya Moldován, Târgu-Mureș National Theatre – Tompa Miklós Company

4/  GOOD FOR EXPORT

by Alex Tocilescu, directed by Catinca Drăgănescu, set design by Omid Ghannadi, co- production GO WEST and POINT Bucharest

5/  CONSTELATIONS

by Nick Payne, directed by Radu Iacoban, set design by Tudor Prodan, ACT Theatre Bucharest

6/  NOAH’S CHILD

after Eric Emmanuel Schmitt, translated, adapted and directed by Chris Simion-Mercurian, set- design Maria Miu, costumes Mirela Trăistaru, Metropolis Theatre Bucharest

7/  DIGNITY

written, directed and designed by Ignasi Vidal, set design Bogdan Amarfi, costumes Adina Buzatu, Avangardia Theatre Bucharest

8/  ON THE SENSATION OF RESILIENCE WHEN TREADING ON DEAD BODIES 

by Matei Vișniec, directed and designed Răzvan Mureșan, costumes Ilona Lorincz, the National Theatre Cluj-Napoca

9/  THE DISPUTE

by Pierre de Marivaux, translated by Doru Mareșdirected by Vlad Massaci, set design Iuliana Vîlsan, “Nottara” Theatre Bucharest and “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Arad

10/  DON JUAN COMES BACK FROM THE WAR

by Ödön von Horváth, translated by Alina Mang, directed by Horia Suru, set design Cristian Marin, “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre Arad

11/  GARDENIA

by Elżbieta Chowaniec, translated by Luiza Săvescu, directed by Zoltán Balázs, set design Constantin Ciubotariu, costumes Andrada Chiriac, Odeon Theatre Bucharest

12/  HAMLET

by William Shakespeare, stage version by Victor Ioan Frunză, translated by Nina Cassian, stage direction by Victor Ioan Frunză, set and costume design by Adriana Grand, Metropolis Theatre Bucharest

13/  THE INCREDIBLE AND SAD TALE OF INNOCENT ERÉNDIRA AND HER HEARTLESS GRANDMOTHER

by Gabriel García Márquez, directed by Yuri Kordonsky, set design by  Helmut Stürmer, costume design and live sand drawings by Ioana Popescu, The German State Theatre Timișoara

14/ ANGELS IN AMERICA

„Millenium Approaches” and „Perestroika” by Tony Kushner, translated by László Upor, stage direction Victor Ioan Frunză, set and costume design by Adriana Grand, the Hungrian State Theatre Cluj-Napoca

15/  IVANOV

by A.P. Cehov, translated by Ludmila Székely Anton, directed by Claudiu Goga, set design by Lia Dogaru, video-mapping Lucian Matei, the National Theatre Târgu-Mureș – “Liviu Rebreanu” Company

16/  MOTHER, I LOST MY ARM!

by Maria Kontorovich, translated by Raluca Rădulescu, directed by Alexandru Mâzgăreanu, set design by  Romulus Boicu, costume design by Alexandra Mâzgăreanu, the Youth Theatre Piatra-Neamţ

17/  MIGRAAAAANTS: THERE’S TOO MANY PEOPLE ON THIS DAMN BOAT

by Matei Vişniec, translated by Ágota Bereczki, directed by Zakariás Zalán, costume design by Csíki Csaba M.V., “Tomcsa Sándor” Theatre Odorheiu Secuiesc

18/  THE TITANIC ORCHESTRA

by Hristo Boicev, translated by Livia Nistor, directed by Felix Alexa, set design by Andrada Chiriac, “I.L.Caragiale” National Theatre Bucharest

19/  FOR A BETTER UNDERSTANDING

written and directed by Mimi Brănescu, set design by Nina Brumuşilă, Metropolis Theatre Bucharest

20/  THE SEAGULL

by A.P. Cehov, freely adapted after a translation by Mașa Dinescu and Andrei Șerban, directed by Andrei Șerban, consultant for set design Valentin Vârlan, ARKADINA’s costumes by Doina Levintza, UNTEATRU Bucharest

21/  To_R/ FEAST

conceived, choreographed and directed by Pál Frenák, a co- production of Studio M Sfântu-Gheorghe and Pál Frenák Compagnie

22/ THE SCARLET PRINCESS

Script by Silviu Purcărete, inspired by Sakura Hime Azuma Bunshô by Tsuruya Nanboku IV, translated from English by Eugen Gyemant, directed by Silviu Purcărete, set design by Dragoș Buhagiar, “Radu Stanca” National Theatre Sibiu

23/  RABENTHAL

by Jörg Graser, directed by Radu Afrim, set design by Irina Moscu, sound universe by Radu Afrim, sound-design by Sebastian Bayer and  Constantin Coadă, light design Andrei Délczeg and Gidó Zoltán, the “Csiky Gergely” Hungarian State Theatre Timișoara

24/  EXIT THE KING

by Eugène Ionesco, translated by Vlad Russo and Vlad Zografi, directed by Andrei and Andreea Grosu, set design by Vladimir Turturica, “I.L.Caragiale” National Theatre Bucharest

25/  SHYLOCK

after Gareth Armstrong, translated by Marian Popescu, directed by Horațiu Mălăele, set design by Iuliana Vîlsan, the Comedy Theatre Bucharest

26/  STAGE DOGS

by Florin Piersic Jr. (inspired by A Life in the Theatre by David Mamet), directed by Florin Piersic Jr., set design by Tudor Prodan, ACT Theatre Bucharest

27/  THE NIGHT ALIVE

by Conor McPherson, translated by Bogdan Budeș, directed by Cristi Juncu, set design by Vladimir Turturica, “Toma Caragiu” Theatre Ploiești

28/  AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY

by Tracy Letts, translated by Smaranda Nicolau, directed by Vlad Massaci, set, costume, light design and video-mapping by Iuliana Vîlsan, Teatrul Mic Bucharest

29/  WOLFGANG

adapted after Yannis Mavritsakis by Radu Afrim, directed by Radu Afrim, set design by  Romulus Boicu, costume design by Erika Márton, the Youth Theatre Piatra Neamț

30/  RED RIDING HOOD

Adapted by Felix Alexa after Charles Perrault and Grimm Brothers, directed  and light-designed by Felix Alexa, set design by Marian Sandu, Țăndărică Theatre Bucharest

THEATRE and SOCIETY. NOW

31/  ABOUT HUMANS AND POTATOES

written and directed by Radu Afrim, set design by Andreea Negrilă, “Andrei Mureșanu” Theatre Sfântu-Gheorghe

32/  IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER

documented and written by Elena Vlădăreanu, directed by Robert Bălan, set design by Elisabeta Gëdo, Art no More Association

33/  IN THE SHADOW OF THE GREAT PLAN

directed and written by Catinca Drăgănescu, set design by Anda Pop, Reactor de Creație and Experiment Cluj-Napoca

34/  KRUM

by Hanoch Levin, translated by Valeriu Turea, directed by Luminița Țâcu, set design by Irina Gurin, “Mihai Eminescu” National Theatre Chișinău

35/  MY FATHER, THE PRIEST

by Gabriel Sandu, directed by Elena Morar, set design by Alexandra Panaite, Apollo111 Bucharest

36/  IT’S ALL VERY NORMAL

Participative performance for adolescents and parents– directed by Leta Popescu, set design by arch. Gabi Albu, the Replika Centre for Educational Theatre Bucharest

FOREIGN THEATRE SHOWS IN THE NTF

1/  MISS JULIE 

Text by Katie Mitchell after A. Strindberg, German translation by Maja Zade, directed by Katie Mitchell and Leo Warner, producer Schaubühne am LehninerPlatz, Berlin

2/  BEWARE OF PITY / UNGEDULD DES HERZENS 

Text version by Simon McBurney, James Yeatman, Maja Zade and the actors team, after Stefan Zweig, directed by Simon McBurney, a coproduction Schaubühne am LehninerPlatz, Berlin and Complicité, London, UK

3/  CHEKHOV’S FIRST PLAY 

Text version by Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel, after A.P. Chekov, directed by Ben Kidd and Bush Moukarzel, producer Dead Centre, Dublin, Ireland

INTERNATIONAL DANCE SHOWSIN THE NTF

1/  MOEDER 

Stage direction and choreography: Gabriela Carrizo. Producer: Peeping Tom, Belgium

2/  SHOOT THE MOON / THE STATEMENT / WOKE UP BLIND / CLOWNS

Shoot the Moon, choreography by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, The Statement, choreography byCrystal Pite, Woke up Blind, choreography byMarco Goecke, Clowns (New Creation), choreography byHofesh Shechter, producer Nederlands Dans Theater, Hague, The Netherlands

3/  SLIGHTLY OFF STAGE

A project by Ana Maria Lucaciu and Nathan Griswold (USA), international premiere