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Replika Center

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REPLIKA Educational Theater Center was conceived as an independent, interdisciplinary space, promoting the collaboration between professional artists and members of vulnerable communities and encouraging a theater for young audience, deeply involved in society. REPLIKA strongly believes in mutual education through artistic means, in art as a form of empowering ignored social groups, voicing their needs and expectations. REPLIKA believes in the activist artist, mirroring the society and transgressing our realities, in educational utopias becoming reality, in pedagogy as a shared process of raising community stories, in a theater based on cooperation and respect for everybody’s story. Located in District 4 of Bucharest, REPLIKA supports free access to cultural education as a fundamental right, expanding the access to culture for vulnerable categories disconnected from contemporary art. This is why all the REPLIKA events are free admission.

Short history: 

Three years after its inception, The Replika Center for Educational Theater organized 4 Educational Art Platforms, featuring 60 shows, with more than 150 artists involved, 60 presentations of books and studies  and 60 film screenings.

At The Replika Center for Educational Theater, in three years, we produced 18 premieres, we organized 12 workshops with children, teenagers and elders and more than 16.000 spectators took part in our cultural events.

Our work has already been recognized by the Romanian Ministry of Culture, through AFCN (The National Culture Fund) who offered us in January 2016 the Award for Social inclusion and Intercultural DialogueIn March 2016 we were nominated at The Award for Cultural Programs and Festivals offered by The National Cultural Radio station.

In May, 2018, within the UNITER Gala Awards, we received the British Council Award.

 

The most important projects: 

Our productions were presented all over Romania, and awarded as follows: Schooltime Memories, by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Radu Apostol, won Best Independent Theatre Production Award, within The National Independent Theatre Festival 2015, Our Daily Hunger, by Peca Ștefan, directed by Ana Mărgineanu and Radu Apostol won The Original Award, within The Independent Theatre Marathon, 2016, Rovegan, written and directed by Catinca Drăgănescu and Sugar Free Family, by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Radu Apostol, were selected in the On Section of The National Theatre Festival, 2017. Our latest premiere Everything is Alright, by Alexa Băcanu, directed by Leta Popescu was selected in the On Section of the 2018 National Theatre Festival.

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We strongly believe in mutual education through artistic means, in art as a form of empowering ignored social groups, voicing their needs and expectations. We believe in the activist artist, mirroring the society and transgressing our realities, we believe in educational utopias becoming reality, in pedagogy as a shared process of raising community stories, in a theater based on cooperation and respect for everybody’s story.

We support free access to cultural education as a fundamental right, expanding the access to culture for vulnerable categories disconnected from contemporary art. This is why all our events are free and this is why we want to tell their stories.

Replika Center is located in Tineretului neighborhood, a well known area for the activism of the inhabitants gathered in different communities to protect animal welfare or public parks&nature. The building itself used to be a can and chocolate factory from the beginning of 20th Century.

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