AMERICAN THEATRE presents
NEW WAVES IN ROMANIAN THEATRE
Introducing Romanian theatre directors Radu Afrim and Gabor Tompa
On MONDAY MAY 14, the Romanian Cultural Institute in New York celebrates the nationwide release of the 2007 May/June international theatre edition of American Theatre. This event will enjoy the participation of two important contemporary Romanian theatre directors, Radu Afrim and Gabor Tompa.
Featuring essays by Pamela Renner, Aaron Mack Schloff, Caridad Svich and Ruth Margraff with Saska Rakef, this new issue delves into “Speaking in Translated Tongues”—play translation as seen through the prism of five projects involving cross-cultural exchanges between U.S. theatre artists and their counterparts in Romania, Argentina, Mexico, Japan, Slovenia and France.
The magazine’s senior editor Randy Gener has contributed “Restaging Romania,” an essay based on his travels to the cities of Bucharest and Sibiu (the 2007 European Capital of Culture). It is the direct result of his residency with Lark Play Development Center at Bucharest’s Odeon Theatre as part of the American-Romanian Theatre Exchange. This initiative was made possible by TCG’s New Generations, U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, U.S. State Department and Romanian Cultural Institute in New York’s New Drama program.