The Jury for the Communication Crisis Section
Artistic consultant at the National Theater in Cluj-Napoca and theater critic. A respected connoisseur of the Romanian and German theater, she is a constant contributor to two Romanian magazines, Apostrof and Theater Today.
Is a theatrologist. She has been working in the field of cultural management for more than 15 years. She is currently the director of the General Department for Programs at the Diplomatic Missions and the Historic Communities, at the Romanian Cultural Institute. Since 2013 she has been a lecturer at the University of the Arts in Târgu-Mureş. She is the general secretary of the International Theater Critics Association, ITCA – Theatrology, and a member of The Romanian Association of Theatre Artists – UNITER. She has published theater reviews, interviews and articles in newspapers, such as: The Daily, and Free Romania, and in magazines, such as: Theater Today, The Stage.ro, The Old Dilemma and The Cultural Observer.
A poet, translator, journalist, and theater critic, he used to be the manager of Andrei Muresanu Theater in Sfantu Gheorghe. He was the recipient of the UNITER Award for Theater Criticism in 2015. He is a permanent collaborator of the weekly Cultural Observer and the daily Free Romania. He is an IATC.ro member.
An actor and director, president of the Cultural Foundation Shakespeare, and former manager of the National Theater Marin Sorescu in Craiova, he is the director of the International Festival Shakespeare. A laureate of the Romanian Academy, he is also the recipient of the UNITER Excellence Award, and British Council Best Theater Manager Award.
Mircea M. Ionescu
A playwright, theater reviewer and essayist, he is a member of the Writers’ Union, and of the Foreign Press Association in New York. A theater manager, journalist, analyst of the Romanian and foreign cultural phenomenon, he has been awarded many playwriting, and excellence in theater management prizes, but he has also received awards for his contribution to the development of the Romanian sports media.
Ioana Mihaela Morar
She graduated from Babeş-Bolyai University’s Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, in Cluj-Napoca. She started her career in the penitentiary system at Gherla Prison, as a psychologist-specialist officer, in March 2004. She was the head of the Psycho-social Assistance Service at Gherla Prison, betwenn 2006 and 2010. Afterwards she coordinated the activity of the Social Reintegration Department. Between December 2104 and December 2015, and also since June 2017 she has been deputy general director of the National Administration of Penitentiaries. Since 2010 she was constantly involved with the organization of the Theater Festival for Prison Inmates.
AN is a 1999 graduate of the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, at the Bucharest University. A sociology specialist, she began her career in the penitentiary system as an education officer at the Colibaşi Penitentiary, in 2003. Since 2008, she has been working as a specialized officer in the Social Reintegration Division. She has supported the organizing team of the Theater Festival for Detainees since 2010.
A journalist and radio producer, he has been following every aspect of the Romanian cultural phenomenon, for twenty five years. His programs, such as The Morning Show and Saturday Night Show have been a mark of Romanian radio, while his voice has identified with such programs as: Great Actors, Famous Autographs, Little Actors from Romania and Gramophone.
Editor at AGERPRESS Press National Agency Redactor. Bachelor of journalism and philosophy. Since 2010, he has been making video interviews with personalities from the cultural milieu, has written articles about national and international festivals and about performances which premiered in the Capital City's theatres.