Telematic Theatre

Telematic theatre takes place in at least two spaces simultaneously, which are connected in real-time via telecommunication systems or the Internet. Our telematic performance will connect two theatre studios, one in Buzău (Romania) and the other in Murcia (Spain), via video-conferencing and Kinect-controlled animations.

Carmen has gone to work in Murcia, Spain, while her physically disabled husband, George, and their 7-year-old daughter, Betty, have stayed in Buzău. The play follows the evolution of their relationships throughout 11 years, with the inevitable changes that happen as a result of distance and the confluence of two cultural spaces. The story is based on interviews with migrants in Spain and left-behind families in Romania. Although we have focused on Romanian migrants, their stories aim to be relevant as well for the condition of other migrants within the EU.

There are two separate audiences, one in Spain and the other one in Romania, who witness the story unfolding between actors who are physically present, and actors who are telematically present via video-conferencing and Kinect-controlled avatars. The actors in one space are projected in the other space and are thus able to interact. The performance is bilingual – in Romanian and Spanish – and translated via projected surtitles in both countries. Its full duration is around 1 h 30 min.

The Planet of Lost Dreams

Telematic concept: Marina Hanganu

Text by: Ion Mircioagă and Marina Hanganu

Directed by:

Marina Hanganu (head director)

Ion Mircioagă (RO)

Javier Galindo (ES)

Scenography: Alexandra Constantin (RO)

Multimedia design: Mindscape Studio (RO) – Cristian Iordache (head interaction designer), Dragoș Vasiloaia (interaction designer), Alexandros Raptis (light design), Florin Ciocan (sound setup)


Andreea Darie – BETTY (RO)

Ruxandra Oancea – CARMEN (ES)

Radu Solcanu – GEORGE (RO)

Tony Blaya – man in the cafe, PEDRO, JUAN

Ana Polo – woman in the cafe, PILAR

Soundtrack: Marina Hanganu

music: Magna Ingress – “Soul Connection” (album “The Final Circle”)

Part of the “Tele-Encounters” experimental theatre and film project, co-funded by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.

Leader: The “George Ciprian” Theatre Buzău (RO) Partners: Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (ES) and Municipio de Lousada (PT)

Read the play: The Planet of Lost Dreams – EN version (with poster)

Filmed performance (English subtitles):

Livestream – “The Planet of Lost Dreams” – 29.09.2018, 20:00 (RO) / 19:00 (ES)


Before the performance – time lapse: