Giuvlipen means feminism in the Romani language and is the first independent Roma feminist theater company in Romania. Our art is
Our art is challenging, experimental and highly performative. The themes of our performances are diverse, but they all have something
in common: we openly discuss topics that history, mentality and social or political constraints have often silenced. In each show, we
seek to reclaim the art, history and cultural identity of Roma, through stories told by us, Roma artists. Giuvlipen was established in
2014 by actresses Mihaela Dragan and Zita Moldovan.
„They are the vanguard of the Romani revolution, a counter-attack, through art and activism - to centuries of oppression.”
„Giuvlipen seeks, from its establishment, to tell stories about the lives of Roma women
and to help strengthen their status inside and outside their communities. In re-centering
subjectivities, which have heretofore rendered invisible, the potential for change that the
artists intended to contribute to is fully exploited.”
(Laura Sandu - The Gazette of Political Art)
„Miza spectacolelor nu este să dea un răspuns nominal asupra unei vinovăţii individuale, ci să genereze întrebări legate de un sistem social care se prăbuşeşte.”
The Roma Actors Association was set up in 2015 at the initiative of several Roma actors, artists and cultural experts in order to form a structure of reflection and action in the field of art as a form of combating exclusion. The objectives of the association are to integrate cultural, artistic and cultural innovations in the arts in general, and theater in particular. At national level, the Association of Roma Actors pursues the creation of the first Roma Theater in Romania, which will also serve as a center of resources and expertise on Roma culture in Romania.