The Miracle of Cluj is a theatre performance and it is included in Democracy exercises. Investigating the recent history project made by REACTOR of Creation and Experiment. Having a miraculous aura of “Everything is possible”, the performance brings up on stage the story of the pyramid scheme named Caritas from the ’90s. Step by step, the political and social dimension behind this phenomenon is revealed, showing how the scheme expanded on a national scale.
directed by: David Schwartz with: Oana Mardare, Lucia Mărneanu, Denisse Moise and Doru Taloș dramaturgy: Petro Ionescu scenography: Anda Pop music: Kristina Sipos illustrations: Lucia Mărneanu research assistant: Silvia Netedu video: Daniel Răduțu producer: REACTOR of Creation and Experiment
The entire team of this performance participated in the research process coordinated by Petro Ionescu. The four actors are members of the artistic collective from REACTOR of Creation and Experiment.
About the artists
David Schwartz is a theater director. He lives and works in Bucharest. He works on artistic projects that promote a critical analysis of post-socialist „transition” and he approaches liberating perspectives over local history. He is co-founder of Political Theater Platform and is a member of MACAZ – Teatru Bar Coop collective.