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Andrei Șerban, on political actor’s mission: “I think that one of the main stakes of the kind of theater I practice is to give voice to communities and people who are ignored and pushed to the sidelines by the system”

Andrei Serban actor

Andrei Șerban is one of the leading actors in the local political theater and one of the co-founders of Macaz, the most important political theater platform in Romania. For him, acting is art with direct social stakes, an instrument through which people become aware of the problems faced by specific segments of the population. His Roma origin didn’t prevent him from pursuing his artistic dreams but made him aware of the persistent inequalities and discrimination that certain social categories must face. He’s very fond of PlayHood and is currently working on “Povestea Gaborilor din Telciu,” where a few members of this theater group will perform.

Niko G. interviewed Andrei about activism and the need for independent theater in Romania, about the fate of Roma youth in a society that’s still struggling to deconstruct its racist and classist mechanisms.

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Creative teenagers and young adults who grew up in Ferentari neighborhood in Bucharest write articles about Roma culture, with editorial guidance, as part of “Avdives, Khetanes!” (translation “Today, together!”) project implemented by Amfiteatru Foundation.

“Avdives, Khetanes!” aims to increase inclusion and develop the premises for a better quality of life for Roma children in Belin commune, Covasna county and in Ferentari marginalized neighbourhood (Sector 5, Bucharest).

The project is implemented by Amfiteatru Foundation in partnership with Belin Community Development Association for Belin commune and by Amfiteatru Foundation in partnership with the City Hall of Sector 5 for Ferentari and benefits from a 856.678 euros grant from Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the SEE and Norway Grants as part of the Local Development Program.