•  Workshops 2014
 Romania / US
Speakers: Ilinca Todoruț, Alba Simina Stanciu, Alexandra Pâzgu
The Theater Criticism Workshop, taking place within the Sibiu International Theater Festival 2014, welcomes theater students and all others interested in theater criticism, especially welcoming those who will be contributing to the festival’s daily paper Aplauze. Within the Workshop, we will address the role, function, and issues of contemporary writing about theater and performance, and we will explore various aesthetics and current approaches viable today in professional criticism and cultural journalism. We will work closely with texts, analyzing both professional reviews, as well as our own articles published in Aplauze. Moreover, occasionally we will have guests, and benefit from entering in conversation with established critics, journalists, and theater artists.

Alexandra Pâzgu is a dramaturgy theoretician and practitioner. She is a collaborative assistant in the Theatre Department of the Arts and Letters College at Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu. She is enrolled as a PhD student at the Theatre and Television College at Babeş Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, and has graduated from the Dramatic Writing Master at U.A.T in Tg. Mureş. Currently, she has been accepted as a PhD research student in Philosophy at Vienna University.
Alba Simina Stanciu is lecturer in the Department of Theater Arts of the Arts and Letters College at Lucian Blaga University in Sibiu. In January 2011, she earned her doctoral degree with the dissertation Don Juan. Donjuanism. Theatricality and Mannerism. She publishes research papers and critical essays on the performance arts, contemporary dance, theater directing, opera and ballet.
Ilinca Todoruț has a master’s degree in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, and is currently a doctoral candidate at Yale University with a dissertation on interdisciplinary performance. She served as dramaturg at Yale Repertory Theater, where she also worked as Literary Assistant. She published articles in journals such as Theater, The Journal of Poverty, European Stages, and Scena.ro, and is a contributor to The Routledge Companion to Dramaturgy.