writer / director / ARTivist
WRITING THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE
(NY thru an immigrant I; New York with an Accent; (r)Evolution; Aliens with Extraordinary Skills)
- a performative lecture by Saviana Stanescu -
Paris-Sorbonne University, France (2014)
International Theatre Festival Sibiu, Romania
University of Pittsburgh (April, 2011)
Arizona State University (February, 2011)
Chicago Renaissance Society (June, 2010)
New York University (March, 2010)
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts - Performing Revolution Festival in Central and Eastern Europe (November, 2009)
Penn State University (March, 2009)
Romanian-born NY-based award-winning playwright Saviana Stanescu, author of the acclaimed plays "Aliens With Extraordinary Skills" (produced at Women's Project, Mexico City in the Spanish version: Inmigrantes con Habilidades Extraordinarias) and "Waxing West" (winner of 2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award) will talk about writing/performing the immigrant experience., in 2008; currently revived at Know Theatre in and Teatro in
Saviana arrived in New York a week before 9/11 to study at NYU as a Fulbright fellow. Since then, her artistic work has been inspired and informed by the vibrant everyday life in the Big Apple's melting pot. She's committed to capture "NY through an immigrant I", "New York with an accent", and generally to explore that alien in-between space where most new immigrants dwell.
The presentation includes production photos, videos and readings of excerpts from Saviana's dramatic texts, followed by a discussion with the audience.
Saviana Stanescu is an award-winning Romanian-born playwright based in . Her plays include Waxing West (2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script) and Aliens With Extraordinary Skills (with the Spanish version Inmigrantes con Habilidades Extraordinarias running these months at Teatro La Capilla in ). She has taught at NYU, Ithaca College, ESPA - Primary Stages.
Read Saviana's nytheatre.com interview about her teaching at Einhorn School for Performing Arts (ESPA) - Primary Stages: