Bogdan Georgescu in Barcelona at Sala Beckett

Artistic Residence of the Rumanian Playwright Bogdan Georgescu in Barcelona – from 6th to 13th December 2015

Rumanian playwright Bogdan Georgescu is going to take part in a week-long artistic residence at the Sala Beckett in the context of the European project Fabulamundi. During his stay in Barcelona, Georgescu is going to attend the rehearsals of the work-in-progress of his play Antisocial, is going to talk to secondary school students about playwriting and is going to take part in a post-show talk.

12th and 13th December 2015 Work-in-progress: Antisocial by Bogdan Georgescu
Translated into Catalan by Xavier Montoliu Pauli. Directed by Aleix Fauró.

A province town high school, year 2015, Romania. The students create a secret group on social media. The teachers find out, infiltrate and take action. With the support of some of the students. # freedom of expression # violation of privacy # trust # respect # comment # educational system # trashed # public space # snitch # slander # share # lack of professionalism # bribe # like # outdated # dialog @ any level # how far are we from the caves we came from? # hashtag.

Antisocial is an Active Art play combining devising theatre, documentary theatre and observational performing techniques, exploring new types of theatricality and dramatic structures. The play was originally produced by the Radu Stanca National Theatre of Sibiu and the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu.

THE AUTHOR: Bogdan Georgescu (Romania)

Artist, observationist. Tools in use: playwriting, community theatre, video composing, producing, social intervention, project management. Soros Fellow of UEP 2004; Cornerstone alumni of Institute 2, CEC Arts Link Fellow – residency hosted by Brown University, Writing for Stage Program. He works as an artist in creative processes based on the collaboration with the community involved and interdisciplinarity for Active Art project such as The Sensitive Map, RahovaNonstop, Build your community!, The Evacuation of The Student’s Culture House in Timisoara, The Countryside Tour, The House of People, Kickstart Limanu, ROGVAIV, For The Win, Triple Point, Everything is realities, Antisocial.

Plays and scripts include: Romania! Kiss me (produced by Play Company in New York 2006, The National Theatre of Iaşi, 2009) House of People (The Maximum Security Prison, Craiova), I am special – turneulatara.blogspot.com; XXXCartoons – participative theatre experiment in a virtual set; the documentary blogbook cornerstoneinstitute5.blogspot.com; D.W. – 3D text; ROGVAIV (published by PAJ – Performance Arts Journal, vol. XXXV, nr. 1 / 2012, PAJ 103, published by MIT Press, Cambridge MA), FTW, Triple Point, Everything is realities, ANTISOCIAL. Youtube channel: bo2gdan.