Today, April 8, for the International Romani Day, we are launching the campaign ”The Future of Theatre through the eyes of Roma actresses and actors”. Starting today, throughout Romani Month, we will put Roma actresses and actors in the spotlight: we will celebrate a different person every day, getting to know each of them individually, those we already collaborate with and those with whom we will work in the future. 

We founded Giuvlipen in 2015, in a cultural and political climate that did not offer Roma culture and history any legitimation. 5 years later, we managed to place Roma theatre on the cultural map of Romania. You know our mission: alongside the creation of a contemporary, lively and progressive Roma culture, we are pushing for the creation of a Roma State Theatre in Romania, as every ethnic minority should have. 

For 2 weeks, each day, we will pose this question: how does the future of theatre look through the eyes of Roma actresses and actors? In the context of the new epidemic of SARS-CoV-2, when it is impossible for us to be on the stage and to work, can we imagine a theatreless world? Or, what would an utopic theatre of the future look like we let our imagination run free? Our campaign gathers testimonies, aspirations, interests, visions, but also fears and worries of a generation of actresses and actors who, each in their own way, attempt to change the world, to make it a more generous place, a place in which our collective imagination no longer tolerates the same fake and distorted representation of the Romani population.

Campánia E Teatrosko Avutno mașkar e rromane aktricenqe thaj aktorenge jakha

Avdives, 8-to Aprilo, kana si O Mașkarthemutno Dives e Rromenge, cîrdas i Campánia E Teatrosko Avutno mașkar e aktorenge jakha. And-o E Rromengo Chion kamas te thovas e rome aktrițe aj akotoruria and-el duda e refletorurenqe: keras jekh divesutno barodives kaș te pringearas savren aktoruria, p-el kodola savența ame kerdiam butí gi akana vaș savența kerasa butí avutnes.

O GIUVLIPEN biandias pes and-o berș 2015, and-o jekh poltikano aj kulturikano vaht kana I rromani história thaj kultura na sas lan jekh legimitatea thaj palal 5 berșa daștisardiam te thovas o romano teátro p-I kulturikani hárta e Rumuniaki. Amari buti geanen lan: mașkar jekh keripen jekiaki akanutni rromani kultura, givdi thaj bariardini, inkiaras I godi te deskiarias o Romano Themutno Romano Teátro and-I Rumunia, kadja sar si te aven len savorre etnikane minoriteturia.

And-el kadala duj kurke avas divesutno puchipnasa andar savorre manușa: sar dikhel pes o rromano teátro mașkar e rromane  aktorurenqe jakha? And-a o akanutno vaht e neviaki epidemia Covid-19, kana na daștis te avas p-I scena kaș  te keras amari profésia, ame akana daștisaras te godiasaras amen k-i jekh lumja bi teatrosqo? Vaș sar kam sikavela jekh utopikano teatro e avutnesqe kana ame mekas amari fantezia vesti? Amari Campania anel khetanes e vakiarimata, kamimata, butimata, dikhimata, tha’ vi e trașaimata thaj e pharimata jekhiaqi generáția e aktoruenqe aj aktrițe, save fiesavo and-o lesqo misal, hakiarel te paruvel i lumja, te paruven lan and-o jekh than maj laćho, jekh than kaj o khetanutno godisaripen na mai daștil te mekel sar sas anglal jekh bićaci aj bangi dikhipen e rromenqe.

Mădălin Mandin

Mădălin Mandin

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actor? It surprises me and at the same time it is quite painful that in the film industry we, the Roma actors, are often distributed in stereotypical roles: that we are Romani speakers, that we know how to sing or that we look a certain way..

Alexandru Aristide Fifea

Alexandru Fifea

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actor? In an exercise of imagination not only of the future, but also of solid construction, I dream of a theater of Roma solidarity and Roma self-representation, a "magnifying mirror" theater, in which cultural differences produce value, language is not a barrier ...

Marcel Costea

Marcel Costea

What would a world without theater look like to you? For me one thing is certain: the theater will always exist. People need stories and storytellers. I believe in the social responsibility of art and I believe that through theater we can open new gates of understanding between people. Our art helps us overcome obstacles ...

Zita Moldovan

Zita Moldovan

Cum ar arăta pentru tine  o lume fără teatru? Giuvlipen a luat naștere când teatrul rom părea ceva imposibil de realizat. Iată, însă, că după cinci ani, el există, se joacă, este remarcat și premiat. E adevărat că încă nu avem o instituție care să se numească Teatrul Rom din România, dar vreau să c ...

Michaela Dragan

Mihaela Drăgan

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actress? With the co-founding of Giuvlipen, I sought to create a platform for Roma actresses and actors in Romania. Over the past five years we have joined forces and created eight shows within our theater company. I hope that ...

Raisa Mihai

Raisa Mihai

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actress? I dream of having our own theater: full of our unspoken stories, because we have many and only we know how to say them most beautifulyl, not the non-Roma in our name. For once, we would no longer need to prove that we are good and we would not have to work twice as hard ...

Nicoleta Ghiță

Nicoleta Ghiță

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actress? In a utopian future, Roma actors would have equal opportunities in theater, like everyone else, and the color of our skin would not automatically pigeon-hole us into stereotypical roles we are currently offered. If we had a theater of our own ...

Dragoș Dumitru

Dragoș Dumitru

What would a world without theater look like to you? What would the world look like without theater? What would the world look like without hope, without dreams? And if it could exist, what would be the point? This question also comes before Easter, which for me means rebirth and renewal. Renewal also comes through theater ...

Bety Pisică

Bety Pisică

A Roma State Theater rings like sunshine in my ears. Robin says in a lyric: "I'm waiting for the train 'which ... is not coming." Frankly, I can't, and don't want to believe in promises and wait for a Roma State Theater to fall from the sky, right on Rainbow Desires street. Therefore, my perspective is as pragmatic as possible and one thing is certain ...

Alfredo Minea

Alfredo Minea

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actor? Theater is the most eloquent mirror of society. The theater of the future will embrace all of us, regardless of ethnicity, class, gender ... and tell us stories, to overcome stigma and stereotypes. Unfortunately, ...

Ninel Petrache-Nini

Ninel Petrache-Nini

What would a world without theater look like to you? A world without a theater... would not be a free world. It would be insipid and much more chaotic. It would be devoid of love and life would no longer be life, because I believe in the vital force that is born on the stage! In that playful space you no longer have barriers, ...

Claudiu Dumitru

Claudiu Dumitru

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actor? I welcome and support the idea of a Roma State Theater. More than that, in my opinion it is a necessity - we are talking, after all, about the largest ethnic community in Romania! ...

Oana Rusu

Oana Rusu

What would a world without theater look like to you? Attention! Whatever I attempt to say might sound precious to the ears of many .... for many who do not have a clearly defined passion for which they would be willing to sacrifice something ... anything ...

Andrei Șerban

Andrei Șerban

What would a utopian theater of the future look like for you as a Roma actor? Unofficially we are the largest ethnic minority and yet Romania does not have a theater dedicated to Roma culture. For me, the theater of the future is based on horizontal structures - it's non-hierarchical, queer, feminist, ...

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