Emotional Toxic Waste
A stage design
for Peca Stefan´s play "Romania 21"
Festival "Interpretationssache 06", Schloss Retzhof, Styria, Austria
Interpretationssache 06 is a project about the lifting
Authors are always dealing with the limitations of their language.
Being translated means to open up
new linguistic worlds to one's self and
others, to conquer cultural spaces and to be able to get in touch
with a larger
audience as an author.
Yet the form of the plays at hand is also targeted
at the lifting of barriers, as the texts do not necessarily follow
dramaturgy. Limitations are also to be found in our heads. In the plays, one encounters
regional worlds which differentiate themselves from the worlds
in our heads.
Not everything can be globalised - threatening or reassuring?
countries and six authors can be met in this international literature project:
Finland, Bulgaria, Romania,
the Netherlands, Serbia and Belarus.
21" - Peca Stefan
That a changed political situation has immediate effects
on private life is picked out as a central theme in the
Romanian play "Romania
21" by Peca Stefan. A family are sitting at the empty lunch table and do
how to get something to eat.
A shot is fired on the street, communism
dies. The family sees the immediate chance for a new future.
Over the course
of the play we see that even though the people's personal circumstances do change,
it is not necessarily for the better. "Romania 21" is the relentless
reckoning of the 23-year-old author
with his country in which any value system
is ruined and where unrestricted capitalism rules.
Emotional Toxic Waste - "Romania 21"
© Ernst Logar, 2006
Performance "Romania 21",
24.03.2006 - Video 29min
Vdeostills 1-14, © Ernst Logar, 2006