The George Ciprian Theatre Buzău

Project Leader (Romania)

The “George Ciprian” Theatre Buzău is the oldest project-based theatre in Romania. We are producers and curators of cultural events without having a fixed company of actors, which gives us great flexibility in our programming. We are affiliated with some of the most prestigious theatre and film universities in Romania, often showcasing their students’ work. Our two annual festivals – Buzău Love Theatre (14th edition) and Young Theatre’s Week (4th edition) have grown in scale and reputation over the years. We are constantly seeking to explore the potential of technology in the performing arts and have already originated other two technology-based projects in national premiere, namely “Tele-City” and “Orpheus and Euridice”, both of them conceived by Marina Hanganu, Artistic Director of “Tele-Encounters”. “Tele-City” was the first telematic performance research project in Romania set in an educational context, which resulted in the publication of a book on art and pedagogy. “Orpheus and Euridice” was a short binaural sound theatre piece acted entirely by blind and partially sighted children and teenagers from the Special High School for the Visually Impaired Buzău.



Tele-Encounters Project Team

Art & Research

Marina Hanganu
Marina HanganuArtistic Director of Tele-Encounters
Marina Hanganu (b. 1992) is the initiator and artistic director of ʺTele-Encountersʺ. She has a BA in theatre directing from The National University of Theatre and Film ʺI.L.Caragialeʺ Bucharest (2014) and an MA in devised and experimental performance (MA Advanced Theatre Practice) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London (2015). Since graduating, Marina’s projects have been mostly technology-centered: “No.30 Popa Rusu Street” (Theatre 7, Bucharest, 2015) – telematic participatory performance for maximum two audience members at a time; “Before Sunset/After Sunrise” (Bloomsbury Festival, London, 2015 – supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute) – telematic performance using video-conferencing on smartphones for maximum two audience members; Before Sunset/Camden (We Are Now Festival, London, 2016, supported by the Romanian Cultural Institute), “Tele-City” (telematic performance in education project, The ʺGeorge Ciprianʺ Theatre, co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, 2016), “Orpheus and Eurydice” – audio play with binaural sound, performed by visually impaired children (Buzău, 2017). Marina also directed “The Suicide Shop” after Jean Teulé (The Comedy Theatre, Bucharest, 2018) and “Marisol” by José Rivera (UNATC BA production, 2014). Published novels: “The Mysteries of Shetland School” (children’s literature in 2 volumes, 2005 and 2007) and “Mondscheinsonate” (2010). Academic article published in the research volume “Tele-City – Telematics and Pedagogy”. Since 2016, Marina has been artistic secretary of The ʺGeorge Ciprianʺ Theatre in Buzău, Romania.
Ion Mircioagă
Ion MircioagăAssociate Director
Dr. Ion Mircioagă (b. 1955) studied chemical engineering and then theatre directing at the National University of Theatre and Film ʺI.L.Caragialeʺ Bucharest. He is associate director in the ʺTele-Encountersʺ project, theatre directing Professor at the National University of Arts ʺGeorge Enescuʺ in Iași and secretary general of Cultural Association 7. He has a wide directing experience in both the state-funded and the independent sector and his shows have participated in national and international festivals. Among the numerous shows he has directed: “Tartuffe” by Molière, “A Tempestuous Night” by I.L.Caragiale, “Talk-Show (Reprise)” by Ștefan Caraman, “Fernando Krapp wrote me this letter” by Tankred Dorst, “The Comedy of Love and Hatred” (script by Ion Mircioagă, inspired by Shakespeare’s plays – The National Theatre Iași), “The Hit” by Radu Dragomirescu (Theatre 7, Bucharest). He has been a jury member in numerous national theatre contests. He has collaborated as TV director at the Romanian National Television (TVR). Academic articles published in “Concept” Magazine (UNATC) and Agora Online. Research books published: “Reality in the Arden Forest” (2007), “Theatre Realities” (2012), “Reality and Realism in the Theatre” (2016). He was associate artist in the “Tele-City” project (The ʺGeorge Ciprianʺ Theatre, co-funded by the Administration of the National Cultural Fund, 2016).
Alexandra Constantin
Alexandra ConstantinScenographer
Alexandra Constantin graduated from The Faculty of Architecture at KIT (Karlsruher Institut für Technologie) in Germany and is currently studying for an MA in Scenography at the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” in Bucharest. She has been co-scenographer and assistant scenographer for several theatre productions, films and videoclips, such as “Eden” by Eugene O`Brien (National Theatre Bucharest 2016), “The Pipe, The Sex and The Omelette” (short film), “A Few Conversations about a Very Tall Girl” (feature film directed by Bogdan Olteanu) and “The Greatest Gulliver” (directed by Alexandru Dabija, Gong Theatre Sibiu). She created the set and costumes for “Love Among Humans” (“Radu Stanca” National Theatre Sibiu), “ÎmpreLună” (“Ion Creangă” Theatre, Bucharest, 2017), “The Caretaker” by Harold Pinter (UNATC 2018) and the costumes for “Gaițele” by Alexandru Kiriţescu (“Marin Sorescu” National Theatre Craiova, 2017).
Mircea Kivu
Mircea KivuSociologist


Gina Chivulescu
Gina ChivulescuGeneral Manager of Tele-Encounters
Cristiana Ilea
Cristiana IleaFinancial Manager
Iuliana Pleșoianu
Iuliana PleșoianuJuridical Consultant


Andreea Darie
Andreea Darierole: Beatrice
Andreea Darie has a BA in Acting from The National University of Arts “George Enescu” Iași (2017) and is currently an MA acting student at The “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu, Romania. Right after finishing her BA, she was hired as actress in the permanent troupe of The “Bacovia” Municipal Theatre in Bacău. She also collaborates with several other state-funded theatres, such as The Metropolitan Circus in Bucharest, but also with independent companies. In 2018, she was nominated for the Grand Prize at the Bacău Monodrama Festival.
Radu Solcanu
Radu Solcanurole: George
Radu Solcanu graduated from the Acting course at The National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” in Bucharest in 1999. He has interpreted roles in many theatre productions, among which: “1951” by Ion Mircioagă and Radu Solcanu, “All is Too Much, Nothing is Too Little” (by Ion Mircioagă and Radu Solcanu), “The Hit” by Radu Dragomirescu and “Talk Show (Reprise)” by Ștefan Caraman, all of them directed by Ion Mircioagă, but also in “Tarelkin” (directed by Gelu Colceag at The Metropolis Theatre, 2009) and “Galy Gay” (directed by Lucian Giurchescu at the Comedy Theatre, 2007). He has also played roles in feature films, short films and sitcoms.
Ruxandra Oancea
Ruxandra Oancearole: Carmen
Ruxandra Oancea has a BA in Musical Theatre Acting from Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático in Madrid, Spain and an MA in Theatre and Performing Arts from Universidad Complutense de Madrid. She has interpreted a variety of roles in both Spain and Romania, such as: Nastenka in “White Nights” by Dostoievski, Rose in “Dancing at Lughnasa” by Brian Friel, Dorotea in “Historia del loco Cardenio” by Cervantes, Coral in “Aloma” by Mercè Rodoreda, The Prostitute/Carer/Wife in “Hello Again” by Michael John LaChiusa and Her in “State of Emergency” by Falk Richter.

Communication & Dissemination

Gabriel Sandu
Gabriel SanduHead of Dissemination (PR)
Daniela Dughiana
Daniela DughianaGraphic Designer (Promo)