The “Here and Now” Theatre


Those who work in today’s theatre are extremely connected to reality. Everything is alive, in a constant change. Many artistic themes are carefully documented from reality, because documentary theatre is, in fact, a mirror of contemporary society. At the beginning of the 21st century, a new generation of theatre directors appeared in Romania, some of them very promising. They did not wait for celebrity and recognition to come get them, but instead they tried to find answers to the Romanian theatre of the future. And, it seems that a possible response was the building of the dramAcum movement. Among the founding artists of the dramAcum movement, the most active is Gianina Cărbunariu, director and playwright. The latest show directed by Gianina Carbunariu, Work in progress, a staging on the changing working conditions well documented from real cases, premiered in 2018.

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  • Cristina Modreanu, “Prima e dopo Ceauşescu breve guida ai registi romeni”, Hystrio, nr. 2, 2017



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