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Oana Cristea Grigorescu – Romania / ExCom Candidacy

Oana Cristea Grigorescu is a theatre critic, the president  of Romanian AICT.Ro (from 2022) and audio drama producer at Radio Romania Bucharest, National Audio Drama Department. She holds a PhD in music from the Gheorghe Dima Music Academy in Cluj since 2011 and she is member of UNITER (The Romanian Theatre Union) since 1997. She received the UNITER Award for Theatre Criticism at the UNITER Awards Gala 2020.

For the last three editions, she has curated the National Theatre Festival in Bucharest organized by UNITER (2021, 2022, 2023). In this capacity, she has worked as a team together with two other fellow critics to develop the concept of the festival, the selection of Romanian and foreign performances invited to the National Theatre Festival.

She writes constantly theatre reviews for Scena.ro, Observator Cultural, Capital cultural, Vatra, Caietele Masca, the Austrian theatre magazine Aurora Magazine, the Italian magazine Hystrio and the German language website theatrescu.com. Since 2023 she has been deputy editor-in-chief of Scena.ro magazine. In 2022 she coordinated the dossier “Abuse and sexual harassment in theatre”.  

At the invitation of the Polish Institute in Bucharest, she coordinated the dramaturgy volume Revolutions. Anthology of Contemporary Polish Theatre (ed. Art, 2022), for which she also wrote the introductory study. She contributes with studies to collective volume ”Don t look back. Communism, dramaturgy, society”, coord. Liviu Malița (ed. Presa Universitară Clujeană, 2022). She has contributed studies to all collective volumes coordinated by Oltița Cântec (2015-2023). She is the co-author of the volume FranceDanse Orient Express conceived together with Andrei Popov, a volume published by the French Institute Bucharest (2018). She collaborates with articles as an author to the Multimedia Dictionary of Romanian Theatre (www.dmtr.ro), an online editorial project coordinated by Cristina Modreanu.

As an audio drama producer she has consistently her productions have won awards at international audio drama festivals. In 2023, two important awards were added to a rich list. Ema Stere’s ”The Sixties” won the Best European Audio Drama BBC Awards, and Andreas Jungwirth’s ”Langholzfeld”, for which she wrote the radio script adaptation, won the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union – Together for Peace Award.