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CHARACTERS
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[STATION…] (1998)

One Act Play

2 (1F / 1M)

GIRL, BOY

Romanian

English

A boy and a girl meet in an empty bus station, late at night, where it seems no bus is ever going to arrive. We find out that the girl is the Daughter of the Sun and the boy is the Son of the Moon. The boy is here to make the girl fall in love again, because she forgot how to do this. The price to pay is a very high - because of this, the two of them can never be together. The bus arrives and the girl jumps in, while the boy remains alone to keep dreaming.

SHOWDOWN (1999)

One Act Play

4 (1F / 1M)

GUNMAN 1 (KING LARS), GUNMAN 2 (CARTON), MISS MARY GOROUND, GIDEON

Romanian

 
SHOWDOWN – SPECIAL EDITION (2004)

4 (1F / 1M)

TV HOST/KING LARS, CARTON/DR. DICK DICKINSON, MISS MARY GOROUND, GIDEON

Romanian
 

DRIC II – POPDAYS [OR DAILY ENDING] (1999)

Zombie Play

7 (3F / 4M)

GIN, SIX, JULIE, BLUE, GREEN, MARTA, 1

Romanian

English

GIN and SIX are contract workers inside an Underground World of Pipes. GIN is about to turn 22, and that’s the age when COLONEL GREEN, the owner of the pipes, sends his employees to death. GIN is in for a surprise though, as the COLONEL rewards him with the key to the Junkyard and allows him to go to the surface and become King of the Cemetery. After a giant worm invades the pipes and has to be killed, GIN realizes that life on the surface might be not what he expected. He meets 1, the former King of the Cemetery, who is now dead, and finds out that life as a King is an imense stream of bullshit philosophy. When he finally gets outside, GIN is killed by his friends, who have all turned to postpostpostmodern zombies.

[PICABO/PENGUINS] (2000)

One Act Play

3 (3M or 3F, or mixed)

PENGUIN PIERRE, PENGUIN JONES, PENGUIN IVERSSEN

Romanian
 

FITZGERALD (2001)

One Act Play

3 (1F / 2M)

CROP, CARLA, FITZGERALD

Romanian
 

PUNAMI (2001)

Tragic Comedy

10 or 8 (7(or 5)F / 3M)

THE CARETAKER, PUNAMI I, PUNAMI II, PUNAMI III, PUNAMI IV, NONPUNAMI I, NONPUNAMI II, SUE/PUNAMI I, MARILOU/PUNAMI II, THE RED ORANGUTAN

Romanian

English

THE CARETAKER is a cleaning lady, in a provincial theatre. She feels Death approaching. While reminiscing her life, we see a parallel stories from Punamiland, a world in the CARETAKER’s imagination. That’s where the characters are Punamis and Nonpunamis. A story about overlapping identities of one person who has always longed for true love but has always been denied happiness. A story of a woman who killed her husband while she was on the top of her game as a bank manager. Directed by a Red Orangutan.

U.F. (2001)

Alternative Theater

6 (2F / 4M)

U.F., UNCLE DORY, FRIEDA, BANNY, JAMES/GOD, UNCLE DORY’S UNCLE

Romanian

French

 
WHY WILL JOHN LENNON HAVE TO DIE (2001)

8 (1F / 7M)

JOHN LENNON, AGENT SIMMONS, AGENT BARKOVSKI, AGENT COLEMAN, AGENT GILMORE, JIM MORRISON, YOKO ONO, MARK CHAPMAN

Romanian
 

NILS’ FUCKED UP DAY (2002)

Alternative Comedy

6 (2F / 4M)

NILS, HANS, HEIDI, LOLA, POPS, PECA

Romanian

English

German

Take One. NILS wakes up into a completely fucked up day. He broke up with his bitch girlfriend the night before. HANS, his best friend, is a braindead asshole. His roommates are a couple of lesbians who will not let him into a threesome. HEIDI, one of the lesbians, is the girl NILS loves, but this love is not gonna happen… ever. PECA, the playwright who pays NILS’ rent, who is NILS’ absolute idol, tells him to suck his dick. There are news on TV about the imminent end of the world. NILS’ mother, an ex porn star, dies. POPS, NILS’ older brother, a crackhead, brings an envelope from PECA. POPS begs for crack. NILS tells him that he will give him 100 bucks if POPS gives him a blowjob. POPS agrees and NILS kills him with a baseball bat. NILS realize he can’t change his world and it’s a fucked up day. HANS reads the envelope from PECA. He is instructed to do something. NILS tells him to go ahead, he doesn’t give a fuck anymore. HANS shoots him.

Take Two. It’s a pretty shiny world, where everyone is perfect. HEIDI and LOLA are two straight college students, POPS is an emminent University Professor who just got another raise, HANS is a nerd. NILS dissapoints everybody because he allows PECA to pay rent, given PECA’s rude manners – he recommends everzbody in the room to suck his dick. NILS is killed by the little boy next door.

Take Three. NILS has a job in a multinational company. Armani suit and everything. He rehearses a motivational speech that he hopes will make people stop being hypocritical. He fades into a monotone office life.

FREAKSHOW (2002)

One Act Play

3 (3M)

ROBINSON, JACQUES, PECA

Romanian
 

ANDREEA ON: ANDREEA (2002)

Alternative Theater

19 (6F / 13M)

ANDREEA, QWIK, LAMÁ, D.D., DAD, MOM, MR. CARSON, MRS. CARSON, SILVIA CARSON, EDMONT CARSON, CARLOS, MAURICIO, NILS, HANS, PECA, EM. DRAFT, MRS. LEE, COP 1, COP 2 (COL. WEBER)

Romanian
 

I HTE HELEN (2003)

Alternative Comedy

7 (1F / 6M)

STEVE, HELEN, JERKS, SPACE BUNNY EMERSON, OLD MAN KOWALSKI, STAMOS, PECA

Romanian

English

STEVE is the owner of an underground internet TV station, and host of producer of his own show - THE WORLD WITH STEVE. He lives in the attic of a comic book store owned by OLD MAN KOWALSKI. His favorite TV series is the cult classic THE JERKS & EMERSON SHOW, starring the weird alien with a trunk, JERKS, and intergalactic hero - SPACE BUNNY EMERSON.
STEVE is a student and falls in love with HELEN, a classmate. He invites her on his show as a guest, and finally wins her over. Meanwhile, due to KOWALSKI's emotional pressure, STEVE starts organizing an undergound festival named after an obnoxoius TV star who likes to have sex with kangaroos - ROB DORKINS. When HELEN leaves to Paris on a one year scolarship, STEVE falls into a deep depression - also fueled by the cancellation of THE JERKS & EMERSON SHOW and by the death of his friend BOB KOWALSKI, killed by some punkers. When he finds out his lover HELEN dumped him for her Greek marketing professor, STAMOS, who also got her pregnant, STEVE's world is turned upside down. His imaginary friends JERKS and EMERSON help him face the situation, and the underground festival, where fallen playwright PECA is used as a marketing device, seems to be the final solution to regain HELEN's heart.I Hate Helen is a story about love, and the border between real love and fantesy in a multimedia world that seems to kill any authentic feeling.

SHORT PLAYS OF 2003

BULLFROG [ANDREEA & THE SPACE INVADERS] (2003)

One Act Play

10 or 8 (2F /8(or 6)M)

JOE, MAC, ANDREEA, MOM, DAD, SPACE BUNNY EMERSON

JERKS, PECA, SEWER BOY, JAROD

English
JOE & MAC plan to open a nun strip joint. JOE shoots MAC in the face. ANDREEA is visited by SPACE BUNNY EMERSON and JERKS, the two intergalactic heroes who kill her parents and PECA. She becomes their whore. SEWER BOY is mad because someone has killed his alligators. This is a fringe comedy about life in America.

WINDOWFLY – The Musical

Book & Lyrics by Peca Stefan/Music by Orlando Callegari (2003)

15 MINUTE MUSICAL

3 (1F / 2M)

TERESA, KILLY, COPS

English
Teresa is an upset housewife who has just bee left by her husband, Miguel. Killy Gonzales is an obese ex-scientist turned to crime – he created a race of cannibal frogs. He has to steal from houses in order to survive and continue experimentation. One night, Teresa wakes up to drink a glass of water and finds Killy’s dead body stuck in her kitchen window…and strange love emerges.
FISHERMAN & THE DAY HE LEAVES (2003)

5 (3F / 2M)

DAD, MOM, ELLA, STEFAN, ELENA

English

Romanian

Ten minute plays included in 89nine., 89nine... hot after 89 (A show by Ana Margineanu)
COLÖRS (2004)

7 (1F / 6M)

GEORGE, FRANK, DAMON, GEORGE’S DAD, ROCCO, ROSIE, PECA

English

Romanian

Brooklyn, NYC. GEORGE, FRANK and DAMON have a situation on their hands. Their friend ROCCO lies dead on GEORGE’s couch. He was testing his new drug – The Yellow Dragon – an indetectable crack. It failed. GEORGE’s DAD, an ex-police is supposed to come back from LA in the morning. Now GEORGE has pounds of crack on the couch and DAMON fell asleep and shat his pants. When GEORGE’s DAD arrives early, FRANK has to hide ROCCO’s dead body in his room. DAD went to LA to regain ROSIE’s heart – she is GEORGE’s mother. Instead he found out ROSIE is on her way to Romania to marry a terrorist playwright – PECA. When GEORGE’S DAD discovers the crack and ROCCO goes missing, he decides it’s time for action. GEORGE, FRANK and DAMON will go to him to Bucharest, Romania to sell the crack in Eastern Europe and get rich. GEORGE’S DAD’s plan is to go after ROSIE. An unexpected resolution to GEORGE’s family problems arrives one night in a Bucharest bar.

ROMANIA 21 (2004)

A Contemporary Romanian Comedy With 19 Songs

Book, Lyrics & Original Music by Peca Stefan

6 (2F / 4M)

ION, MIO, VIC, TEO, FIFI, PECA

English

Romanian

German

The story of a Romanian family – before, during and especially after the 1989 Revolution. The dream of a father – Ion – to build the perfect Romanian family. The saga of a country on its way to European integration. All the cultural stereotypes regarding Romania and more – mixed with current social issues in a musical cocktail revolving around a “snapshot scene” structure.

Ion meets Mio. He’s a jazz musician and works for the Political Police. She is a prostitute. They wed. Ion turns in his father in order to get a house. Ion wants a daughter. Mio gives birth to two sons – Theo and Vic. To the sound of a gunshot, communism falls. Ion becomes a senator. Mio becomes a nauseous TV star. Theo sells babies. Vic is gay and expelled from the family all the way to Iraq, in the army. Mio gives birth to Fifi, a daughter. Fifi becomes a pop star and porn actress. She gets killed doing a snuff picture for Frenchmen. Mio loses her mind and gets committed. Ion loses everything. Talking to God, he finds out he has to integrate Romania into the EU in order to overcome the pain. With the help of Vic, his outcast son, he finally does that… the Romanian way. Happy end with all Romanians flying off to Heaven.

NEW YORK [Fuckin’ City] (2004)

3 (1F / 2M)

LAUR, ADI, IRINA

Romanian

English

It’s August. Friday night. Târgovişte, Romania.

LAUR is turning 23 tonight and he is about to commit suicide. He has just returned from NYC to his hometown and nobody knows he’s back. His friend ADI an 18 year old highschool student, comes visit with beers. ADI and his girlfriend IRINA, also a highschool student, are LAUR’s best friends and the only ones that know about his return. LAUR’s plan to commit suicide is in jeopardy as he finds out the two kids have run away from home to go to Bucharest and become actors. It is a night when LAUR has to face the truth in his own life when confronted with the pure optimism of the two kids.

BONZO (2004)

One Act Play

3 (3M)

LAUR, DOC, PECA

Romanian
 

THE COMPLETE TRUTH ABOUT THE LIFE AND DEATH OF KURT COBAIN (2005)

A play developed at the Royal Court International Residency 2005 in London, The Royal Court Theatre

3 (1F / 2M)

NADIA, KAREL, DODO

English
NADIA, DODO and KAREL present the true facts about The Complete Truth About The Life and Death of Kurt Cobain story, in front of a live audience. They re-create the story that happened in Bucharest, a while back. NADIA is an ex-ballet dancer, that had an accident while practicing and will never be able to dance again. She can’t keep a job, and lives with her best friend DODO. DODO is a gay ballet dancer, pretty successful, but who has to be a rentboy in order to pay rent. One night, NADIA meets KAREL, a student, on a Nirvana night in Fire Club. KAREL moves in with NADIA, to DODO’s despair. When KAREL and DODO seem to have slept together, NADIA runs away from home. When they find her, the unexpected solution to all of their problems is to create a dance show based on the life and death of Kurt Cobain.

This is the story of people in their late twenties in a post-transitional Bucharest, people who struggle to not lose hope.

THE SUNSHINE PLAY (2005)

A play commissioned by the Dublin Fringe Festival

3 (1F / 2M)

DAN, IZA, TRIFOR COSMINOV

English

Romanian

One hot summer night, up on a Bucharest rooftop, DAN, a Romanian man who has just returned from Colombia, after a failed marriage and an arrest, regains hope and decides to start over in his native country with the unexpected help of an odd couple of ex-future fiancees – the undecided IZA, a Romanian woman, and the impulsive TRIFOR, a Bulgarian man. With them, he plans a trip to the seaside, in his hometown, where he will meet his mother, after many years of separation. Facing failure, an everchanghing future, fears and hopes in the cool morning sunshine brings a bittersweet, sappy and quite unexpected resolution to their plan.

BEBE’S TRIP (2005)

Alternative Monodrama

7 or 3 (2(or 1)F / 5(or 2)M)

BEBE, PECA, BEBE’S MOTHER, BEBE’S FATHER, STORYTELLER, IRV HERMSTEIN, FRANK ZAPPA

Romanian

English

The multimedia adventure of BEBE. A girl’s quest to find her mother and her own identity starting in a small town in Romania all the way to Broadway, Hollywood and Calcutta. In a a fairy tale like world, with characters such as Peca, Frank Zappa, psychedelic hippies, heartless Hollywood producers, Larry Flint, Marilyn Monroes, set in places such as New York’s Washington Square, Calcutta or Anctartica – Bebe comes face to face with her own non-reality and fights for her freedom to be something else but her codition of a mere amusement toy for the audience.

In order to understand Bebe and her world, one has to ride her „trip” – a visual, funny and emotional adventure about having the courage of being your true, honest, unfictionalized and „alive” self.

JAZZ (2006)

15 minute play

3 (1F / 2M)

FATHER, SON, FIANCEE

Romanian

German

 

BUCHAREST CALLING (2006)

A play developed in English at the LARK Play Development Centre in NYC

5 (2F / 3M)

ANDREI, ALEX, KATIA, IULIA, PALL MALL

English

Romanian

It is an unusually hot summer in Bucharest.
ANDREI can’t sleep and has to drive his car at night all over the streets of the city in order to forget a junkie – his ex-wife. ALEX is the unconventional host of the edgy one-man radio show – Bucharest Calling, a show he could easily call “his life”. The producers call him to tell him the show has to close because of poor ratings. ALEX makes a call for what he believes to be his devoted listeners to come and join him in protest action against the radio station, and let the “truth come out”.IULIA is an ex-actress, currently prostitute, whose biggest dream is to get an US Tourist VISA. When an American client burns her with a cigarette in a rough night on the work, she decides to quit prostitution and, apparently, her American dreams are over. PALL MALL, Iulia’s long time pimp has numberless debts – when IULIA quits, hell breaks loose for him, as his loan sharks will run out of patience. He is an ex creative director in an advertising agency who had to retire after running a mysterious woman over, five years ago. KATIA, Iulia’s sister, is a 19-year-old clubber who wants to kill her mother in order to set herself and her sister free from a life of constant misery. When Andrei almost runs her over with his car, it seems she has found Mr. Right: the perfect killer for her mother.
All these stories and characters collide over 3 hot Bucharest nights and days, in the year 2006. At the end of it all, nothing could ever stay the same.
Bucharest Calling is a “contemporary ode” of the very controversial place and character which is the capital of Romania – Bucharest. A post transitional Bucharest in a country that feels the urgent need to move on and forget the past. A place where people long for a new start.
The feeling of this special city guides and misguides the five characters while mapping their existence. Their struggle is to fight against the fatality of being crushed by the city.
GIGANTIC (2007)

4 (2F / 2M)

PAUL, MONICA, DAD, MOM

soon to come
 

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