Moderator Workshop Romania
Theodor-Cristian Popescu

Foto © Lucian Năstase Theodor-Cristian Popescu
(b. 1967) has staged around 70 performances, mostly of contemporary texts, in national premieres. He is one of the pioneers of Romanian independent theatre after 1989 with Compania Teatrală 777, but he also founded and managed La Compagnie Theodor-Cristian Popescu in Montreal, where he lived for several years and taught at the National Theatre School of Canada and at the University of Quebec.

BA in Directing at the Academy of Theatre and Film in 1994, Master of Fine Arts at the University of Montana (Fulbright grant) in 2002, PhD in 2011 and Habilitation in 2018 at the University of Arts in Tîrgu Mureș, where he created and directed a Master's Program in Contemporary Theatre Directing in 2008; fellowships and residencies at the Royal Court Theatre London, European Directors School Leeds and New Europe College Bucharest, among others.

He is the author of numerous articles in various cultural publications (Scena, Teatrul azi, Dilema, Observator cultural, and two books: Overflow of people or overflow of ideas. Pioneers of the independent movement in Romanian theatre post 1989 (Surplus de oameni sau surplus de idei. Pionierii mișcării independente în teatrul românesc post 1989) and Within. A master course in directing contemporary theatre and a selection of articles (Dinăuntru. Un curs masteral de regie a teatrului contemporan și o selecție de articole), both published by Eikon (available now on