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International Festival Dedicated to Young Theatre Directors
5th edition (Craiova, 4-8 July 2023)
„Marin Sorescu” National Theater in Craiova (Romania) is launching the open call for the fifth edition of the International Young Theatre Directors Showcase.
After a stretch of time in which the format of the festival had to be adapted to the complicated global context, we are happy to announce that the
After a stretch of time in which the format of the festival had to be adapted to the complicated global context, we are happy to announce that the 5th edition of TNT will finally return to its international component – therefore, in this year’s edition, newly graduated alumni, from Theater Directing University programs, in Romania and abroad, more specifically, graduates of the 2023 classes (BA or MA programs), are invited to apply with their graduation productions, until April 30, 2023.
Designed as an artistic platform for showcasing the most innovative and powerful visions by the next generation of theatre creators, the festival coordinated by theatre director Bobi Pricop will bring to Craiova, between the 4th and 8th of July, artists from all fields of the performing arts, with alternative experiences, experimental work, interdisciplinary projects and, above all, a desire to support the forming of an artistic community, relevant to this moment in time, as well as to the international cultural environment.
The TNT Festival, organized by the „Marin Sorescu” National Theater and the Department of Arts & Media within the University of Craiova offers the new generation of theatre directors the chance to present their graduation performances on the stage of a professional theatre, within a showcase, in front of an audience made of theatre managers, independent producers or festival selectors. It also welcomes actors, scenographers, composers, choreographers, performers, theatre scholars or researchers, through the People of TNT program.
The festival will also include interdisciplinary theatre practices, cultural debates, audio and visual installations, talks, workshops and many more.
We are also announcing the launch of applications for People of TNT (for artists & collaborators of theatre directors: scenographers, composers, playwrights, choreographers, performers, translators, sound, light & video designers, theatre directing graduates of the last ten years, students (BA and MA), PhDs, members of the academia, from the theatre universities.)
The festival is non-competitive, focusing on opening conversations, cultural dialogues, creating a meeting space for artists, audience and cultural producers.
At the closing ceremony of the festival, the theatre managers and artistic directors are invited to announce the future collaborations with the theatre directors showcasing their productions within TNT.
Six of the graduates who presented their performances in the 2022 edition were invited by Romanian theatres all over the country to stage a production in the following theatre season: National Theater in Craiova, Excelsior Theater in Bucharest, Nord Theater Satu-Mare, Prichindel Theater in Alba-Iulia, „Elvira Godeanu” Theater in Târgu-Jiu and the German State Theater in Timișoara.
4-8 July 2023
Craiova, one of the most important student centers in Romania, will once again become the stage for a young, bold and surprising theater experience.
The productions will be performed at the National Theater „Marin Sorescu” in Craiova (Amza Pellea Hall, Ion D. Sîrbu Hall, Atelier Hall) and at the Department of Arts & Media within the University of Craiova (Studio Hall and Buia Auditorium).
How to apply:
⇒ International Festival Dedicated to Young Directors:
The festival is addressed to freshly graduated students (BA or MA programs) of theatre directing, who got / or are going to receive their degree by the summer of 2023;
In order to apply, the participants can send production proposals until the 30th of April 2023, to the e-mail address email@example.com, alongside the following info:
- Name of the show (*or the play)
- Name of the director of the production, CV of the director
- A transfer link with the recording of the performance (in case the production is not completed by April 30, the applicants will send a written or video presentation in which the participants describe the concept of the show, their motivation in entering the festival and also a 15-30 minute video recording of a relevant rehearsal.)
- The application form – filled with all the info (the names of the production team that will travel to Craiova)
- For the productions that are not in Romanian or English, English subtitles are required.
⇒People of TNT:
In order to apply, the participants (actors, collaborators of theatre directors: scenographers, composers, playwrights, choreographers, performers, translators, sound, light & video designers, theatre directing graduates of the last ten years, students (BA and MA), PhDs, members of the academia, from the theatre universities) are invited to fill in this form https://forms.gle/HfYAgWpFhb22oBnE7 or to send a CV and also a portfolio, to the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org, until the 30th of April 2023.
The festival will cover the costs of meals and accommodation for all participants – for the teams participating in the Young Directors Festival showcase, as well as for those taking part in the People of TNT section.
The list of participants and the final selection will be announced on the 6th of May 2023.