"It’s so refreshing to be able to explore all the possibilities public spaces have to offer. It’s a very rich canvas available to you all the time in this concept." - Peca Stefan
Peca Ştefan studied dramatic writing at New York University, was a resident of the Royal Court International Residency and CEC ArtsLink Playwright in Residence at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven. He was the winner of the first dramAcum contest in Romania, in 2002. His work has been presented widely in Europe, South America, and the United States. His plays have won several awards, including the Heidelberg Stuckemarkt Innovation Award (2007) for Romania 21. He was also one of the 5 European Playwrights selected in the Berliner Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt 2010, with "Wire and Acrobats." In 2012, the production of his play "Targoviste de Jucarie" (Playground Targoviste) was selected in the New Plays from Europe festival in Wiesbaden. He was commissioned as one of the 35 European playwrights featured in the 35th Anniversary Edition of the Berliner Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt in May 2013. Peca is a partner of PopUP Theatrics, NYC.
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