In its fifth day (Saturday, 10 October, 11:00 a.m.) of our festival THE INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ, with the topic Our Europe, a special event took place, hosted by the trusted sponsor of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre: Liberty Technology Park Cluj. It was a round table dedicated to the Theatre Festivals in the current international context. The extremely interesting and professional discussion was moderated by Roberto Bacci, the artistic director of Teatro Nazionale della Toscana, joined by the most important international festival directors from Portugal, Turkey, Serbia, Spain, Germany and, of course, Romania.
Mrs. Viorica Samson Manea is the sister of the beloved director Aureliu Manea, a visionary of his generation whose name is inscribed with honor in the annals of Romanian Theatre. Since 2014, the Municipal Theatre in Turda bears his name.
Mrs. Viorica Samson Manea was directly involved in charitable projects concerned with improving the facilities and life conditions of disabled individuals. She initiated and contributed to various artistic projects in film, theatre and book editing.
The Award of the National Theatre, initiated within the 2014 edition of the Cluj International Meetings, celebrate and sustain the creation of the artists of our Theatre. They have been awarded to the best actresses and actors in leading and supporting roles, to the most appreciated and inventive directors, to the most efficient stage technicians and to the production voted by the public in the 2014-2015 theatre season. This year as well, the awards were generously offered by personalities from Cluj and companies fond of value in theatre, and we would like to thank them for their friendship and involvement.
For the beginning of the 2015-2016 theatre season, our friend and a great theatre aficionado Ferenz Koos has once again proven that his belief in the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre is unshaken, by contributing to the creation of a production by a young director.
After last year, when he created the optimal conditions in his residence for an exceptional theatrical experiment, Demons by Lars Noren directed by Răzvan Mureșan, with actors from Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and the Hungarian State Theatre, this autumn he becomes the second parent of the production Richard III is forbidden, by Matei Vișniec, largely supporting the the production at the "Art Club" Studio.