Audience and artists recreate together the plan of a very less known Romanian philanthropist of the early 90s to cure ”our daily hunger”: a dinner party with friends. An immersive experience that explores the nature of poverty in Romania, the relation between actual social change and the artistic process, the conflict between reality and fiction and how we consume it in performance.
directed by: Ana Mărgineanu, Radu Apostol text: Peca Ştefan with: Katia Pascariu, Sabrina Iaşchevici, Sebastian Marina, Viorel Cojanu, Raul Stănulescu (violin) choreography: Carmen Coţofană set design: Arh. Gabi Albu company: Replika producer: Replika. A cultural project financed by AFCN and ARCUB partners: Bucharest Sector 4 City Hall, ColectivA
About the artists
Ana Mărgineanu is a Romanian theatre director, based in NYC. Her work has been presented in New York, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Madrid, Mexico, Dublin, Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart and Vienna as well as the major cities of Romania. Her storefront theatrical installation The Window received 4 New York Innovative Theatre Awards including Best Ensemble.
Radu Apostol is one of the most well-known theatre directors involved in social theatre. He has worked in important national theatres, where he staged many controversial, prize-winning and talked-about shows. He is one of the founders of the dramAcum project. Home by Ludmila Razumovskaia, at Ion Creangă Theatre, Straight as a line by Luis Alfaro, at Maria Filotti Theatre in Brăila or Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, also at Maria Filotti Theatre are among his best works. He coordinated “ACASĂ”, a project designed for the homeless children, Open Home Association, Step by Step Foundation and Ion Creangă Theatre. He believes that it is extremely productive for professionals and non-professionals to meet on stage, from an artistic point of view. He also stays away from the “museum-like” type of theatre.
Peca Ştefan is considered to be one of the most important voices in Romanian contemporary playwriting. His work has been presented widely in Europe, the United States, and South America. His plays have won several awards, including the Heidelberg Stuckemarkt Innovation Award (2007). Peca is a partner of PopUP Theatrics (NYC).