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The first festival dedicated to Cluj drama is organized by Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and will take place in 27-29 November 2012 with the support of Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Local Council, in partnership with JAD Cultural Association.

The Festival of Cluj Drama will present five productions based on texts written by playwrights from Cluj and a round table, organized in partnership with the Writers’ Union in Romania - Cluj Section.


The festival aims to promote the playwriting in Cluj on a local, national and international scale and to culturally diversify the city in the perspective of Cluj-European Capital of Culture 2021.

The main objectives of the project are bringing the audience close to the playwriting in Cluj, promoting the playwrights in Cluj, promoting 100% Cluj theatre productions, diversifying Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s list of events, promoting Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s image and the local values.


2nd edition 4-7 Octobre 2012




4 OCTOBER 2012

2:30-4:00pm, ŢArt Club" Studio

OCCUPY VAVA - Instalation bY Vava Ștefănescu

4-5pm, "Euphorion"Studio

Peter Uray demonstration: Movement and Physical Theatre

7pm, Main Hall

THE IDIOT based on F.M. Dostoyevsky’s novel, directed Anna Stigsgaard - opening

5 OCTOBER 2012

11am-12:30pm, 2nd floor foyer

Presentation of the guests and start of the "East-West" Debate

12:30pm-1:30pm, 2nd floor foyer

Book launches:
Anca Măniuțiu, Avangardă și carnavalesc în teatrul lui Michel de Ghelderode
Ștefana Pop-Curșeu, Pour une théâtralité picturale. Bruegel et Ghelderode en jeux de miroirs

Laura Pavel, Teatru și identitate. Interpretări pe scena interioară / Theatre and Identity. Interpretations on the Inner Stage
Mihai Măniuțiu, Un zeu aproape muritor

4-5pm, "Euphorion" Studio

Çağlar Yiğitoğullari demonstration: Assuming Risks in Performing Arts

7pm, Main Hall

HAMLET by William Shakespeare, directed by Roberto Bacci

6 OCTOBER 2012

11am-12pm, 2nd floor foyer

"East-West" debate

3-3:45pm, "Euphorion" Studio

András Hathazi Demonstration: The Robert Cohen Method

3:45-4:15pm, "Euphorion" Studio

Book launch:

Robert Cohen, Machiavelli: arta terorii, Puterea interpretării scenice, Banda lui Moebius, Eseuri despre teatru

Eli Simon, The Art of Clowning

7pm, Main Hall

WAR OF THE CLOWNS, script and direction Eli Simon - opening

8:30-9pm, "Art Club" Studio

DADA Trans iT, directed by Aristița Albăcan

7 OCTOBER 2012

11am, 2nd floor foyer

Closing of "East-West" debate

7pm, Main Hall

MACHIAVELLI: THE ART OF TERROR by Robert Cohen, directed by Răzvan Mureșan

Colectiv A Association, in collaboration with the French Institute and the National Centre for Dance Bucharest and in partnership with Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, present GUSTAVIA, a production with and by Mathilde Monnier and La Ribot. A production of Centre Chorégraphique National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon & La Ribot - Geneva.

The performance will be on Tuesday 23 October 2012 at 8pm in Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s Main Hall.


Based on texts by Ion Mureșan

Producer: Deva Art Theatre

Script and direction: Mihai Măniuțiu
Designer: Adrian Damian
Choreography: Vava Ștefănescu
Original musis: Ada Milea
Based on texts by Ion Mureșan
Assistant director: Mihai Panaitescu

Ada Milea, Bobo Burlăcianu, Vava Ștefănescu, Cristian Rigman.