The Unteatru Days anniversary festival returns this summer to the Garden of the University House, the place that will host, until October, the Unteatru open-air season.
This year, the event celebrates 12 years of #unteatru for #unpublic, with a diverse program of new shows and already established titles, concerts, film screenings and activities for the whole family, held outdoors, between 25 and 31 July. The complete program and access tickets to Unteatru Days are available at www.unteatru.ro.
The latest productions from the Unteatru repertoire, as well as the shows that have been in the top of the audience’s preferences for the last year, will be played outdoors during the seven days of the festival, on the stage set up in the urban garden in the center of the capital city. On Monday, July 25, the public will attend Domnișoara Iulia, with Dana Rogoz, Richard Bovnoczki and Mihaela Trofimov, and on Tuesday, the stage will be conquered by (IN)DEPENDENTII – the tragicomic show that talks about the condition of workers in the independent cultural sector.
A co-production between the Unteatru and the Radu Stanca National Theater (Sibiu), Mass will have its official premiere this fall, but the public is invited to discover the show on Monday, July 25, on the first day of the festival. Mihaela Trofimov, Ofelia Popii, Richard Bovnoczki, Marius Turdeanu will give voice to the text for the first time in Romania, in a reading-show with free access.
On Wednesday, July 27, the actress Dana Rogoz, together with the director and screenwriter Radu Dragomir, enters into a dialogue with the audience at the special screening of the film MO – a story inspired by the abuses in the university system, which, unfortunately, continues to remain current. The community of Unteatru spectators, who supported the project even during the period when the activity of the theater halls was suspended, is invited to see on the big screen s.a.m.d. – the documentary-manifesto that follows the protest of the independent actors, present in front of the camera 24 hours a day, in a live broadcast that lasted 8 days.The 360-stage dedicated to concerts will also bring to this edition of the festival some of the most beloved names in local music – constant presences at Unteatru’s anniversary events. On Tuesday evening, Berti Barbera and Nicu Patoi will enliven the atmosphere in the garden with Blue Drops – an infusion of authentic blues, and on Wednesday, July 27, the audience will sing with Ada Milea and Alex Neagu, in a concert in which the percussion will be a character, and toys, hair dryers and lamps will take the place of musical instruments. The evening of Thursday, July 28, is reserved to the meeting with Dan Byron, who attended Unteatru Days since the first edition.
For the little ones, Unteatru has prepared two special moments during the weekend. On Saturday morning, the new generation of spectators is invited to meet Ana Turoș, the central character of the show Clara and the free time, and in the evening, the whole family will watch on the big screen Străjerii Deltei (dir. Liviu Marghidan), an adventure film sprinkled with unexpected events, about a group of children attending a camp in the Danube Delta.“Stories heal and invite us to open our minds and hearts. For 12 years, we have been trying to tell to Unteatru the stories which dissolve the boundaries between the stage and the audience. The stories that follow you after you leave the theater, that you feel the need to talk about, that you will definitely come back for. Unteatru in itself is a story. One about people, about passion, about resilience and about courage. It’s incredible that 12 years have already passed since we grew up together.”, underlines the directors Andrei and Andreea Grosu, the founders of the Unteatru.
An independent project launched 12 years ago, Unteatru stood out in the local cultural landscape through quality productions, appreciated not only by the Bucharest public, but also by the juries of major festivals. An entire community of artists has formed over time around this milieu built from the desire to provide an environment of total freedom of expression through theater. In 2019, Unteatru was awarded the UNITER Excellence Award – the most important recognition given to an artistic institution by professionals in the theater world. In 2020, the VoD platform Unteatru cinematic was launched, a virtual stage that offers viewers the opportunity to watch independent shows online, anytime, anywhere. At the beginning of 2021, Unteatru was awarded the Order of “Cultural Merit” in the rank of Knight by the President of Romania.