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Theater Networking Talents brings 14 young directors to the stage of the National Theater in Craiova

Between July 5 and 9, 2022, the “Marin Sorescu” National Theater in Craiova becomes the launching pad for young directing graduates of Romanian universities, together with the 4th edition of the Festival of Young Networking Talents (TNT) Festival.

Shows, debates, workshops, urban installations, concerts, watching short films are just some of the activities that will take place during Theater Networking Talents (TNT) .

After two years in which the epidemiological situation made it impossible to organize the festival, this marathon edition will bring together a selection of the best productions of Romanian directors who graduated from the faculty in the promotions 2020/2021/2022 (license and master). Fourteen shows of graduates from Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca and Târgu-Mureș are invited, productions based on classic, contemporary or even devised texts.

Many of them have already been taken over or produced by theater companies such as #Reactor of creation and experiment Cluj-Napoca, Dramatic Theater „Ion D. Sîrbu” Petroșani, Theater for children and youth “Luceafărul” Iași, Municipal Theater „Matei Vișniec” Suceava , Constanța State Theater or L.S. Municipal Theater Bulandra, Bucharest.

The performances will be presented in a showcase in front of the Craiova audience, theater managers, independent producers or guest festival selectors from all over the country, as well as other artists, future guild colleagues.

The 14 names that the 4th edition of TNT brings to the fore are Tudor Antofie, Răzvan Enciu, Irisz Kovacs, Petro Ionescu, Vlad Isăilă, Irina Moscu, Alin Neguțoiu, Tudor Nicorici, Bianca Oprea, Mara Oprea, Cosmin Panaite, Mihai Păcurar, Monica Stoica and Máté Szilvay. Their performances can be watched in the three halls of the “Marin Sorescu” National Theater in Craiova.

Alături de cele 14 spectacole ale regizorilor din showcase, programul Theater Networking Talents (TNT) include și numeroase activități dedicate atât artiștilor din toate domeniile artelor spectacolului cât și publicului larg: dezbateri (moderate de Iulia Popovici), instalații, scurtmetraje ale absolvenților de regie film (selecționate de Andrei Rus), și doua concerte (susținute de IMPEX and Valeria Stoica).

Theater Networking Talents (TNT) is organized by the “Marin Sorescu” National Theater in Craiova and the Arts and Media Department within the University of Craiova, with the support of the partners: “Traian Demetrescu” House of Culture and UNITER.

TNT continues the partnership with Goethe Institut, through the workshops of the international program New Stages Southeast , in which young playwrights and directors will continue working on projects started in Craiova last autumn, under the guidance of mentors Rebekka Kricheldorf and Theodor Cristian Popescu.

Admission to TNT events is free, subject to availability, based on reservations made at the Marin Sorescu National Theatre Ticket Office.

More details about TNT are available at

TNT - a challenging event and an unmissable experience for all those who want to discover the new generation of theatre makers. 

Event Theater Networking Talents (TNT), 4th edition

When: 5-9 July 2022

Where: "Marin Sorescu" National Theatre in Craiova

Tickets: free admission by reservation 


The Marin Sorescu National Theatre in Craiova is a prestigious Romanian cultural institution whose long and rich 170-year history has culminated in Silviu Purcărete's legendary performances, presented at the most important theatre festivals around the world and the huge international success of the Shakespeare Festival, which brings performances from five continents to Romania every two years.

Now, with a contemporary vision, the theatre addresses present and future perspectives, addressing an increasingly broad spectrum of audiences in line with current challenges.

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