During the Opening of tak Village / Im Rahmen der Eröffnung tak Village


An (anti)performative, (inter)active, (pseudo)lecture by and with Peca Ștefan


MyNewPlay? was initially planned as a pseudo lecture delivered to an audience gathered around an empty stage, addressing the limits of authorship. But Romanian playwright Peca Ștefan transformed it into a creative online process with Romanian audience members from all over the globe, in the course of which the text gradually altered due to these global inputs and thus eventually gained its final form. 

While telling the stories of all the possible new plays that could and should have started in front of us tonight, Peca Stefan sets out on a quest to find the most relevant subject in constant interaction with the spectators. Set as a humorous and affectionate investigation into personal and artistic responsibility and the nature of representation, MyNewPlay? unfolds as an amazing experience of togetherness.    

The evening at tak is the first time the English version is presented.

Peca Ștefan is an author who experiments in immersive storytelling (for stage, screen, site-specific/oriented, mixed media/multimplatform) to create participatory community events. Often interactive, his texts investigate subjective histories in connection with the physical encounter of an audience sharing a space through an artistic event. He is considered one of the most relevant Romanian playwrights. He studied playwriting at New York University and was one of the residents of the International Playwriting Programme at the Royal Court Theatre, London in 2005. His plays have been produced in Romania and abroad, in over 20 countries in Europe, North and South America. In 2010, his play Wire and Acrobats was selected as one of the 5 plays at the Berliner Stueckemarkt at the Berliner Theatertreffen. His play Târgoviște de jucărie (Playground Târgoviște) was invited to the 2012 biennial New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden. In 2013, Peca Ștefan was one of the 35 European playwrights invited to the 35th anniversary edition of the Berliner Theatertreffen Stueckemarkt. Since 2015 he has been a partner of PopUp Theatrics in New York. In 2016 and 2017, Peca was a fellow of the Center for Contemporary Culture in Barcelona (CCCB) in the Ageing Democracies program, which resulted in the creation of the hybrid installation #TheNewOldHome. Between 2021 and 2023 he co-created and wrote the immersive Parallel City (Orașul Paralel) Trilogy inspired by and set in three of Timișoara’s historic neighborhoods: Iosefin, Fabric and Elisabetin. 

More on: peca.ro/work
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