On the 16th of December 2017, at Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato in Milan, the winners of Ubu Prize 2017 have been announced. During the ceremony, PAV, founded in 2000 by Claudia Di Giacomo e Roberta Scaglione, won the Special Prize for the project Fabulamundi with the following motivation:
“Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe - a project designed and realized by PAV - for the multi-year contribution in supporting and spreading of Italian dramaturgy in Europe and, at the same time, of the foreign dramaturgy in Italy, through translation, mise-en-space and critical comparison actions. Fabulamundi has received the support of Creative Europe and it develops, in fact, a complementary activity for initiatives that are usually a prerogative only of ministries and international cultural institutions, coming today to draw a network that touches ten European countries - from nearby France to the more remote Romania – and it involves other thirteen partners including, for Italy, Area06 / Short Theater and Theater i.”
This is an important recognition welcomed with great satisfaction by Pav and all the project partners.
"We are proud and satisfied to receive the Ubu Prize in the Special Prize category - declared Claudia Di Giacomo and Roberta Scaglione - because for all of us Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe is a Special Project. An important acknowledgement for a European network of mapping and dissemination of the contemporary playwriting that Pav has designed and has been following since 2012. It encourages us to move forward in promoting theatre in the scenario of the European community, in a context in which these actions take on the value of collectivity and inclusiveness".
Odeon Theatre was part of the project ever since its` first edition. During the two previous editions, Odeon Theatre has launched six new plays as reading performances, which were also published inside the volume Dramaturgie europeană contemporană (European Contemporary Dramaturgy), published at Camil Petrescu Foundation publishing house. Four of these plays were also produced in Bucharest and all over the country. The text of the Catalan author Guillem Clua – Promised Land – was produced at Odeon Theatre in 2016, in the frame of the Fabulamundi project, with the new title Kepler-438b directed by Bobi Pricop. Radu Afrim directed at Sf. Gheorghe the play of the French author Remy de Vos – Trois ruptures, Vlad Cristache directed at Piatra Neamț the play The Payback by Michele Santeramo (Italy) and most recently at the National Theatre in Bucharest – Shadows by Marilia Samper (Spain).
Concerning the Romanian authors presented abroad in the frame of the project in the previous editions, Gianina Cărbunariu was invited with Tigrul sibian ( The Sibian Tiger) in Madrid, München and Pont-à-Mousson; Elise Wilk with her play Pisica verde (The Green Cat) in Rome and Berlin; Roxana Marian in Milan; Csaba Székely in Heidelberg; Gabriel Pintilei in Torino with Elevator; Peca Ștefan in Berlin; Alina Nelega in Barcelona; Bogdan Georgescu in Pont-à-Mousson and Barcelona, Andreea Vălean participated in Rome twice with her play – Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier (When I want to whistle, I whistle), Nicoleta Esinencu in Milan, and Mihaela Michailov`s play, Copii răi (Bad Children), was produced in Berlin.
Partners of Fabulamundi Playwriting Europe are: in Italy, PAV (Project Coordinator), Area06/Festival Short Theatre, Teatro i; in France, La Mousson d’été and Théâtre Ouvert; in Germany, Interkulturelles TheaterzetrumBerlin E.V.; in Spain, Fundació Sala Beckett/Obrador Internacional de Dramaturgia; in Romania, Teatrul Odeon and University of Arts of Targu Mures; in Austria, Wiener Wortstaetten; in Poland, Teatr Dramatycny m.st. Warszawy; in Czech Republic, Theatre Letì; in Belgium, Culture Action Europe; in UK, Creative Skillset.
In the photo (credits Andrei Runcanu) there are the partners of the project and the Romanian authors selected for the third edition, who met in Odeon Theatre on the 14th and the 15th of December 2017.