The magazine "SpectActor" of the National Theatre "Marin Sorescu", one of the few theatrical magazines in the country, has gained during its 15 years of uninterrupted publication a remarkable notoriety in the professional and cultural circles, as well as among the theatre and culture loving public. To date, 46 issues of the magazine have been published.
The editorial staff is composed of Nicolae Coande, editor-coordinator, Marius Dobrin, Cornel Mihai Ungureanu, Lia Boangiu, Mihai Ene - editors.
The first issue of "SpectActor" was launched on 23 September 2006, at the opening of the 2006-2007 season of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre, during the homage event dedicated to writer Ion D. Sîrbu, "Ce mai taci, Gary?".
The magazine represents the cultural and professional interest of the Marin Sorescu National Theatre and is structured by a group of writers and theatre people from Craiova, whose intellectual contribution defines the profile of a publication about which the late theatre critic Magdalena Boiangiu said in the magazine "Dilema veche": "From the province, but not provincial" (2008).
Over the years, the magazine"SpectActor" has been frequently featured in culture magazines and newspapers across the country: Vatra, Cultura, Teatrul azi, Dilema veche, Idei în dialog, Suplimentul de cultură, Timpul, Convorbiri literare, Ramuri, Mozaicul, Scrisul Românesc, Tribuna, Ziarul de Duminică, Observator cultural, Ziua, Jurnalul nacional, Cuvântul libertății, Gazeta de Sud, Informația de Severin etc.
Among the loyal collaborators since the foundation we mention: Adrian Buz, Mihai Ene, Marius Dobrin, Xenia Karo, Cosmin Dragoste, Petrișor Militaru, Cornel Mihai Ungureanu, Tiberiu Neacșu, George Popescu, Horia Dulvac, Mihai Firică, Lia-Elena Boangiu, Gina Călinoiu, Mădălina Nica, Luiza Mitu, Corina Bărbuică, Geo Constantinescu, Flori Bălănescu, Silviu Marancea, Edith Noferi, Haricleea Nicolau, Toma Grigorie, Gheorghe Truță, many of them members of the Romanian Writers' Union or UNITER.
The magazine has prominent external contributors - Adrian Mihalache, Cristina Rusiecki, Bogdan Ulmu, Ioana Ieronim, Ioana Moldovan, Daria Dimiu, Oltița Cântec. The magazine has also been written by important names in world theatre such as George Banu (France), Basarab Nicolescu (France), John Elsom (UK), Michael Dobson (UK). Several personalities of world theatre such as Robert Wilson, Oskaras Korshunovas, George Banu, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Andrei Șerban have given interviews to the editors of the magazine.
SpectActor September - December 2021
(available at the Theatre Agency)