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Call: Write a play for the domestic box!

lorgean theatre, the first domestic theatre in Romania, challenges you to write for a space where you, most often, have witnessed bedroom drama, kitchen comedy and bathroom tragedy: the apartment!

What we expect from you is a play for 1-3 actors which is conceived to be held in a real apartment, and not on a scene where a scenographer recreated one.

Your text can create a special bound between the familiar space (which we have called ‘a domestic box’) and the artistic act, in which all participants, hosts, actors, guests, spectators are offering to each other a memorable experience. Thus your creation can contribute to shaping the concept of “homemade culture”* proposed by lorgean theatre.

Send us your application at [email protected] until October 1st 2014, show us that you feel at home on stage and, of course, like on a stage at your home! We offer a prize worth 2,500 ron (aprox. 570 euro) and some applause in next season.

lorgean theater is present in the Romanian cultural landscape since December 2008. During its five years of existence it hosted more than 30 plays and performances, with over 75 presentations. Over 1,000 spectators stepped in the studio that hosts lorgean theatre and since 2012 we expanded into other 40 apartments.

* For lorgean theater the audience always brought, instead of a paid ticket, an object related to the play’s theme. Usually this object has been used in the performance, most often at the end of the shows when each spectator explained his choice. If you keep this in mind and you integrate the public in your play one way or another, your text will be treated with more sympathy (but this is not a mandatory condition!).

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Caden Manson is a director, media artist, and teacher. He is co-founder of the media ensemble and network, blog, and publisher, He has co-created, directed, video- and set designed 18 Big Art Group productions. Manson has shown video installations in Austria, Germany, NYC, and Portland; performed PAIN KILLER in Berlin, Singapore and Vietnam; Taught in Berlin, Rome, Paris, Montreal, NYC, and Bern; the ensemble has been co-produced by the Vienna Festival, Festival d’Automne a Paris, Hebbel Am Ufer, Rome’s La Vie de Festival, PS122, and Wexner Center for The Arts. Caden is a 2001 Foundation For Contemporary Art Fellow, is a 2002 Pew Fellow and a 2011 MacDowell Fellow. Writing has been published in PAJ, Theater Magazine, and Theater der Zeit. Caden is currently an associate professor and graduate directing option coordinator of The John Wells Directing Program at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Drama.

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