Theater companies from Germany, UK, US and Romania are gathering in Bucharest this week, between October 6th and October 9th for the third round of the Bucharest International Theater Platform. The platform puts up for debate through theater current topics and this year’s edition is The Other/ Migration. Performances take place at Arcub Gabroveni.
The platform is curated by theater critic Cristina Modreanu, who chose the theme impacting the whole of Europe and selected the most representative productions debating it. As such, through the performances included in the event, the public will get the opportunity to know ways of “negotiating the relation with the Other, how to accept the other into their environment and how they can integrate more easily on foreign territory.”
Monologues from the asylum, a production of Heimathafen Neukolln from Berlin, looks at the real life stories of three young women coming from Togo, Ethiopia and Turkey and touching on the subject of human rights.
Between October 7th and October 9th, the Eroii Revoluției subway station will be the starting point for a guided tour taking viewers through Bucharest places with outstanding stories.
Director Handan Ozbilgin will present Privatopia, dealing with her experience of staging the play by the same name of Greek playwright Maria Efstathiadi at the La Guardia Center in New York. The presentation takes place at the I.L. Caragiale Theater University in Bucharest.
British performance Confirmation, written and performed by Chris Thorpe, is also showcased as part of the event, as is Two arms and a noise, based on interviews and meetings author Elena Araoz had with women in the Peruvian Andes.
The full program of the event can be checked here.
Tickets can be purchased at the Arcub box office, in the Eurolines and Tui Travel Center network of agencies, at BiletFan, the Mihai Eminescu bookstore, Palatul Copiilor and Elisabeta Theater and online.