Open Call – Theatre Networking Talents 2019

"Marin Sorescu" National Theatre Craiova

Apply before 15 May 2019

Theatre Networking Talents
International Young Theatre Directors Showcase

3rd edition, 27-30 June 2019, Craiova/Romania

The applications for the 3rd edition of the International Festival for Young Directors Theatre Networking Talents are now open!

The "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre from Craiova (Romania) is looking for 2019 alumni of theatre directing (BA or MA programmes) from Romania and abroad.

The Theatre Networking Talents Festival is a presentation platform for young directors – an important first contact of the fresh graduates with the professional theatre environment of Romania. The young graduates are invited to present their diploma work (theatre performance) and meet future colleagues, collaborators, theatre managers, artistic directors, independent producers or festival programmers.

Starting with this year’s edition, the competition and the jury will be replaced by the attendance at the festival of the representatives of over twenty Romanian theatres (managers, artistic directors, programmers), who are encouraged to offer the graduates invitations for further collaborations in their future theatrical seasons. Concerning the "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre, the artistic director, Vlad Dragulescu, will select one of the participating graduates to stage a new performance at I.D. Sîrbu hall, in 2020.

Application Details

The deadline for sending the applications is 15 May 2019. Please send the following to 

  • Title of performance (*or play)
  • Name of stage director and CV
  • Transfer link to the recorded performance*
  • Completed registration form**

The organisers will cover the accommodation and meal expenses for all participants. 

Selected participants will be announced on 25 May 25 2019 and the performances will take place at the "Marin Sorescu" National Theater in Craiova (Ion D. Sîrbu Hall, and Atelier Hall) and at the Department of Arts of the University of Craiova (Studio Hall and Buia Auditorium).

*Should the graduate not have completed the work on the show by the time of the application, the recording of the performance can be replaced by a written text or a video testimony in which the participant explains his/her choice and the concept, as well as a 15 to 30-minute recording of a representative rehearsal.

**Must also include the exact component of the team travelling to Craiova/Romania.

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