Giuvlipen means feminism in the Romani language and is the first independent Roma feminist theater company in Romania.
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.”
(Reuters Agency)

„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.” 
(Dilema Veche)


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.

Problema Românească

Achiziționează cartea „Problema Românească – O analiză a rasismului românesc” în format digital pe baza unei donații către Asociația Actorilor Romi.

Coordinated and edited by Oana Dorobanțu and Carmen Gheorghe, the volume “Romanian Problem: An Analysis of Romanian Racism” (Hecate Publishing House, 2019) brings together essays and research by Roma and non-Roma authors, with various professional trainings, proposing critical analysis perspectives of anti-Roma racism, with disciplinary genealogies in sociology, anthropology, activism, feminism, cultural studies, art history and lived experiences.

Together, these distinct approaches provide a resource for understanding an issue rarely explicitly and assumedly addressed in Romania: racism against its most discredited ethnic minority, the Roma.


The Romanian Problem (e-book, Romanian)