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The inaugural edition of the INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN CLUJ opens at Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and will take place during 7-9 October 2011. The event will be an annual one and aims to promote the international dialogue through theatre, to disseminate cultural information and to create the opportunity for cultural international collaborations and initiatives. The meetings represent a space for dialogue through art. The festival will have a different theme each year, determined by the participants in the previous editions. The themes may vary from general artistic and social points of interest to the focus on artists or cultural currents.


In 2011, the first edition of the festival is dedicated to Gellu Naum (1915-2001), the outstanding Romanian surrealist author. In addition to offering the basis for a dialogue platform and to initiating theatre networking, the festival will present the following: three performances of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s productions based on texts by Gellu Naum: ZENOBIA, directed by Mona Marian, FLORENCE IS I (based on the play by Gellu Naum and Jules Perahim), directed by Alexandru Dabija and THE ISLAND, concert-performance by Ada Milea; a special screening of EXACTLY AT THE SAME TIME, a Cluj-Napoca National Theatre production from 2002, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu; the conference Gellu Naum and the European avant-garde presented by Simona Popescu (writer, professor at the Faculty of Letters, Bucharest University) and Ion Pop (literary critic and historian, professor at he Faculty of Letters, Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj); a round table discussion pannel; the Gellu Naum and Jules Perahim Exhibition; book and CD releases.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre will hold a press conference on the opening of the concert-performance The Island by Ada Milea, based on the play by Gellu Naum, and on the event The International Meetings in Cluj. The conference will take place on Tuesday 27 September 2011, 2:30pm at the second floor foyer.

The 2011-2012 Cluj-Napoca National Theatre’s season opens on Saturday 17 septembrie 2011 with the performance THE BOLD SOPRANO by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Gábor Tompa.

Cluj-Napoca National Theatre prepares a series of new productions and events for the opening season. The first premiere of the season will be the concert-performance THE ISLAND by Ada Milea, based on the play by Gellu Naum, which opens on 27 September 2011.

Mariana Müller passed away, much to soon, on 15 July 2011. Se had been an actress of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre between 1991-1999.

Mariana Müller graduaded from the "Ion Luca Caragiale" Theatre and Cinema Art Institute in Bucharest, class of prof. G. Dem. Loghin, conf. univ. Dem Rădulescu, assistant Adriana Piteşteanu, in 1973.

She performed at the theatres in Reşiţa, Satu-Mare, Turda and Cluj.

During the time, she had performed both in comedies and dramas: she was Laura in The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams, Irina in Three Sisters by A.P. Chekhov, Madam Elvsted in Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, Aibigal in A Glass of Water by Eugène Scribe, Antoinette in A Flea in Her Ear by Georges Feydeau.

The actress Mariana Müller was awarded with the Prize for best actress at the National Theatre Competition for interpreting Mara in piesa Patima fără sfârşit (Endless Passion) by Horia Lovinescu.

Her colleagues and the theatre’s spectators will always remember her in their hearts.

May God rest her in peace!