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Saviana Stanescu

 
Birth Place:
Bucharest
Bio:
Saviana Stanescu (www.saviana.com) is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright. Her work has been widely presented internationally and in the US. Recent productions include "For a Barbarian Woman" (a co-production Fordham/EST directed by Niegel Smith), "Aliens with extraordinary skills" at ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Bucharest

Bio:
Saviana Stanescu (www.saviana.com) is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright. Her work has been widely presented internationally and in the US. Recent productions include "For a Barbarian Woman" (a co-production Fordham/EST directed by Niegel Smith), "Aliens with extraordinary skills" at ... (read complete bio)

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[Off-Broadway, 2017]
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U.S./Eastern European Exchange Program Director and playwright Saviana Stanescu, Lily Photo

U.S./Eastern European Exchange Program Director and playwright Saviana Stanescu, Lily Rabe, Hettienne Park, Hamish Linklater, Michael Robertson (Managing Director, LARK), and Jerry O'Connell

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Saviana Stanescu Biography

Saviana Stanescu (www.saviana.com) is a Romanian-born award-winning playwright. Her work has been widely presented internationally and in the US.

Recent productions include "For a Barbarian Woman" (a co-production Fordham/EST directed by Niegel Smith), "Aliens with extraordinary skills" at Women's Project (published by Samuel French), "Bechnya" at Hudson Theatre in LA, "Waxing West" (2007 New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Full-length Script) at La MaMa Theatre, "Suspendida" and "Vicious Dogs on Premises" (with Witness Relocation) at Ontological Theatre, "Polanski Polanski" and "Aurolac Blues" at HERE Arts Center, "The E-Dating Project" at Strasberg Institute for Theatre&Film, and the site-specific "I want what you have" at the World Financial Center.

"Aliens with extraordinary skills" (Inmigrantes con Habilidades Extraordinarias) and "Final Countdown" (Cuenta Regresiva) ran for 8 months in Mexico City at Teatro La Capilla and Teatro El Milagro. "Bucharest Underground" won the 2007 Marulic Prize for Best European Radio-Drama. In Stockholm, Sweden, Saviana's play "White Embers" produced by Dramalabbet made it in the TOP 3 of Best Plays in 2008, and in NYC is published by Samuel French as one of their 2010 OOB festival winners.

Ms Stanescu has published books of poetry and drama including "The New York Plays", "Aliens With Extraordinary Skills", "Waxing West", "Google me!", "Black Milk", and "The Inflatable Apocalypse" (Best Play of the Year UNITER Award in 2000).
She co-edited the anthology of plays "Global Foreigners" (with NYU professor Carol Martin) and "roMANIA after 2000" (with CUNY professor Daniel Gerould).

Her plays have received readings and workshops at The Lark, Long Wharf Theatre, New York Theatre Workshop, New York Stage&Film, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Playwrights' Foundation, Traveling Jewish Theatre, Immigrants Theatre Project, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Origin Theatre Company, PS122, HERE, etc.

Saviana is a member of EST (Ensemble Studio Theatre) and a Usual Suspect with New York Theatre Workshop. She was a 2005-2007 TCG fellow with the Lark Play Development Center, where her plays "Waxing West" and "Lenin's Shoe" had barebones productions. She also was a 2007-2008 NYSCA playwright-in-residence with Women's Project and writer-in-residence for Richard Schechner's East Coast Artists.

Saviana holds an MA in Performance Studies (Fulbright fellow) and an MFA in Dramatic Writing (John Golden Award for excellence in playwriting) from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, where she is on faculty in the Drama Department. She also teaches playwriting at Primary Stages √Į¬Ņ¬Ĺ√ā¬Ņ√Į¬Ņ¬Ĺ Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA).

Ms Stanescu is the Director of Eastern European Exchange for The Lark Play Development Center, the curator of playgroundzero for undergroundzero festival, and the founder/president of Immigrant Artists and Scholars in New York.

Credits include:
Waxing West
Saviana Stanescu
directed by Benjamin Mosse
an East Coast Artists (Richard Schechner - artistic director) production La MaMa Theatre; March-April 2007

Saviana Stanescu Awards and Nominations

 
IT Awards - 2007 - Outstanding Original Full Length Script Gold Star
Saviana StanescuWaxing West

Saviana Stanescu News

HartBeat Ensemble Announces World Premiere Of BEE TRAPPED INSIDE THE WINDOW Photo HartBeat Ensemble Announces World Premiere Of BEE TRAPPED INSIDE THE WINDOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 1, 2022

HartBeat Ensemble announced today the world premiere production of Saviana Stanescu's Bee Trapped Inside The Window. Set in a wealthy suburb in Connecticut, this intimate drama focuses on the interwoven stories of a Russian émigré, her biracial daughter, and an Asian-American cleaning woman who has been trafficked into domestic service.

Michael Urie, Mallory Portnoy & More Join Fault Line Theatre's IRONS IN THE FIRE Photo Michael Urie, Mallory Portnoy & More Join Fault Line Theatre's IRONS IN THE FIRE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 24, 2022

 Fault Line Theatre will continue the 2022 Season of Irons in the  Fire, the organization’s reading series of new plays in development, with God Save the Queer by Zackary Grady, directed by Portia Krieger and featuring Michael Urie (George), Mallory Portnoy (Charlotte), Keshav Moodliar (Tariq), Seth Clayton (Louis), and Mary McCann (Kate).

Listen: Season 3 of THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK Launches With Christine T Photo Listen: Season 3 of THE DRAMATISTS GUILD PRESENTS: TALKBACK Launches With Christine Toy Johnson & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 18, 2021

The Dramatists Guild of America is presenting the third season of their podcast, The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK, now available on all your favorite podcast platforms. The Dramatists Guild Presents: TALKBACK entertains frank conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Science In Theatre Festival Will Focus On AI, Mixed Reality, and Smartwear Photo Science In Theatre Festival Will Focus On AI, Mixed Reality, and Smartwear
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2021

The inaugural women-driven Science in Theatre Festival is set to kick off on November 12 at Nancy Manocherian's the cell theatre in New York. The event will feature science-infused plays, discussion panels, and an exhibit of theatre technologies.

50 WOMEN IN THEATRE Live Panel Discussion Announced Photo 50 WOMEN IN THEATRE Live Panel Discussion Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021

An exclusive live theatre event to celebrate the publication of 50 Women In Theatre at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe will be presented on Sunday 3 October 2021 at 6pm.

LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS: Immigrant Women's Monologues to be Presented At The Nuyorican Po Photo LIBERTY'S DAUGHTERS: Immigrant Women's Monologues to be Presented At The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 27, 2021

Immigrant/International Artists and Scholars in New York will present LIBERTY's DAUGHTERS an evening of IMMIGRANT WOMEN'S MONOLOGUES presented by artists across generations and ethnicities (many Honor Roll! members) at the storied (virtual) Nuyorican Poets Café.

ALIEN WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS to be Presented as Part of 7 Stages Theater's Festiva Photo ALIEN WITH EXTRAORDINARY SKILLS to be Presented as Part of 7 Stages Theater's Festival 'Human Lights'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021

'Alien with Extraordinary Skills' is an autobiographical performative lecture that documents and reflects upon Saviana's Romanian/Roma/Balkan journey from living under a totalitarian system to the fall of the Iron Curtain, 9/11 in New York, immigration, grandparents crossing borders and borders crossing them and more.

BUTTERFLY EFFECT, a Theatrical Walking Tour in East Village, is Now Being Presented b Photo BUTTERFLY EFFECT, a Theatrical Walking Tour in East Village, is Now Being Presented by Nomad Theatrical
by Stephi Wild - May 24, 2021

Take a deep dive into the hearts and minds of 6 New York characters as you follow them through one of the coolest, most diverse, and storied neighborhoods in our city, The East Village. Wearing a simple listening device, you'll cover 2 miles in 70 minutes.

Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, May 17- Audra McDonald, Ann James, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Monday, May 17- Audra McDonald, Ann James, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 17, 2021

Today (May 17) in live streaming: more Miscast, Live at the Lortel with Ann James, Night of Covenant House Stars, and more!

GUN HILL Will Open Origin Theatre's 2021 European Month Of Culture Photo GUN HILL Will Open Origin Theatre's 2021 European Month Of Culture
by Stephi Wild - May 16, 2021

GUN HILL by award-winning Romanian-American playwright Saviana Stanescu, a timely play about gun violence in the US, has a (free) virtual reading on Monday, May 17, 6 pm EDT, opening Origin Theatre's '2021 European Month of Culture NYC,' produced in partnership with the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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STAGE TUBE: Preview THE WINDOW's Site-Specific 4 ALICE, Now thru 5/29
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2012

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York is proud to present this month the second installment of THE WINDOW, a site specific performance conceived as a Romanian-American collaboration with acclaimed US-based artists. The production plays from May 23 to 29. See The Window come alive again every 20 minutes between 8-10 pm. Admission is free.


Saviana Stanescu Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Saviana Stanescu written?
Saviana Stanescu has written 1 shows including Aliens with Extraordinary Skills (Playwright).

What awards has Saviana Stanescu been nominated for?
Outstanding Original Full Length Script (IT Awards) for Waxing West .

What awards has Saviana Stanescu won?
Outstanding Original Full Length Script (IT Awards) for Waxing West.