During August 22 to 31, the International Independent Theatre Festival Undercloud will host 33 performances and events, announce organizers.


The event has reached its eighth edition and will be held at the Romanian Peasant Museum in Bucharest. This year’s edition will be under the EFFE 2015-2016 – Europe for Festivals program, an international certificate awarded by the European Commission and the European Festivals Association.

Undercloud has three sections: the contest section, Romanian guests and foreign guests. Within the contest section will be 12 performances by young creators characterized by innovation and originality. The Romanian guests section will consist of performances starring experienced and reputable theatre actors (Oana Pellea, Marian Ralea, Florin Piersic Jr, Marius Manole, Vlad Zamfirescu, Claudiu Bleont and others).

The foreign guests section poses a focus on Moldova, Foosbook theatre Laboratory in Chisinau participating with three performances (“Sex & Perestroika”, “Bash” and “Nekrotitanium” written by Mitos Micleusanu).

Israel will bring to the stage “The Fall” by Albert Camus, in the interpretation of Niko Nitai, who will receive the 2015 Undercloud Award of Excellence. This show is in the Guinness book of Records and has been playing for 45 years.

Italy proposes to show “Occident Express” by Matei Visniec, premiered at the Torino Book Fair.

From the Edinburgh Theatre Festival participates “Ashes Afar”, a Fringe co-production.

Director Chris Simion and theatrologists Irina Ionescu and Marius Zarafescu are the show selectors. The jury consists of festival director Sanda Manu, playwrighter Matei Visniec, theatrologist Irina Ionesco, actor George Ivascu and theatrologist Octavian Saiu.

The festival opens on August 22, at 19.00, at the Romanian Peasant Museum in the Great Hall. On this occasion, the public will watch the show “N (Aum)” with Oana Pellea and Cristina Casian, directed by Mariana Camarasan.

Tickets can be purchased for RON 35 on www.bilete.ro. Details about the program can be found on the official website of the festival, www.undercloud.ro.

Natalia Martian