International Theatre Festival


Poster designed by Zsolt Ercsei; graphics by Botond Részegh

The Hungarian Theatre of Cluj hosted 21 theatrical ensembles from 14 different countries during the 11 days of the Interferences festival. This year the biennial theatrical event welcomed ensembles from all around the world - from South Korea to the United States of America, from Germany and Luxembourg to Russia, etc. The main theme of the festival was The Stranger’s Odyssey, a topic represented in the 31 performances rendered by the guest ensembles of the event.

The performances of the festival were proven to be of great interest to the Cluj audiences, but also to those who came from all over the world to visit our city. Most of them were especially interested in the Brecht performances - one staged by the Vígszínház, the other by the Bulandra Theatre from Bucharest -, while the off-program events of the festival, such as concerts, book launches and dialogues with the creators, also attracted visitors to TIFF House and Tranzit House. The various performances took place in 7 distinct places around the city, with the Remarul 16 februarie factory, the REACTOR contemporary art space and The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography having been included within the festival venues for the first time in its history.

Two separate workshops took place in parallel with the program of the festival: English director Declan Donnellan led a workshop meant for young actors, while Diana Damian headed one for young theatre critics. Also, a meeting took place among young journalists within the Conflict Zones Project of the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe.

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•• November 24 ••


By Goethe

Pandur Theaters (Slovenia)

Directed by Tomaž Pander

Main Hall

This Beach

Brokentalkers (Ireland)

Written and directed by Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan


•• November 25 ••

Nathan der Weise

By Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Schauspiel Stuttgart (Germany)

Directed by Armin Petras

Main Hall

Ernella at Wolf's

Maladype Theater (Hungary)

Directed by Szabolcs Hajdu


•• November 26 ••


Based on Joseph Roth's novel

Schauspielhaus Bochum (Germany)

Directed by Lisa Nielebock

Main Hall

In the Heart of the Night – The Lear Episode

Regina Maria Theater (Oradea, Romania)

Written and directed by Gavial Pinte

Remark Factory

Lucian Ban, solo piano – Mr Joy, a celebration of Paul Bley

The Transylvanian Museum of Ethnography

•• November 27 ••

The Night Refuge

Hungarian Theatre of Cluj (Romania)

Maxim Gorky

Directed by Yuri Kordonski

Main Hall

Medea in Media

Based on Euripides

Theatre Group Seongbukdong Beedoolkee (South-Korea)

Written and directed by Kim Hyuntak


•• November 28 ••


By Eugène Ionesco

Théâtre National du Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Directed by Frank Hoffmann

Main Hall

Diary of a Madman

By Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Katona József Theatre/Orlai Production/FÜGE/MASZK Organisation (Hungary)

Directed by Bodó Viktor


•• November 29 ••

Measure for Measure

By William Shakespeare

Cheek by Jowl (United Kingdom/Russia)

Directed by Declan Donnelley

Main Hall


Based on Urmuz

German State Theatre Timişoara (Romania)

A theatre installation imagined by Helmut Stürmer, assisted by Silviu Purcărete

The National Theatre Of Cluj-Napoca

•• November 30 ••


By Samuel Beckett

National Theatre Târgu-Mureş – Tompa Miklós Company (Romania)

Directed by Gábor Tompa

Main Hall


By Gianina Cărbunariu

Jupither Josephsson Theatre Company/Royal Dramatic Theatre/Malmö City Theatre/Folkteatern/the National Theatre/Örebro county theater/Festival d'Avignon (Sweden)

Directed by Sofia Jupiter


•• December 1 ••


Based on Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides

Macedonian National Theatre, Scopje (Macedonia)

Directed by Andrij Zholdak

Main Hall

Corps noir

Aurélien Bory's performance-installation

Performed by Stéphanie Fuster

Cie 111 – Aurélien Bory (France)

Domino Gallery, The Paintbrush Factory

Toys: A Dark Fairy Tale

By Saviana Stănescu

J.U.S.T. Toys Productions (USA)

Directed by Gábor Tompa

TIFF House

•• December 2 ••

The Good Person of Szechwan

By Bertolt Brecht

Bulandra Theatre (Bucharest, Romania)

Directed by Andrei Șerban

Main Hall

OOOO – The Dream of Gogol

Based on Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol

Sfumato Theatre Laboratory (Bulgaria)

Written and directed by Margarita Mladenova, Ivan Dobchev


•• December 3 ••

Stranger's Song

Based on García Márquez

Pansori Project – ZA (South-Korea)

A performance by Lee Jaram

Main Hall


Teatr ZAR (Poland)

Directed by Jarosław Fret


Ultima notte di Giacomo Casanova

By Stefano Massini

Directed by Mario Mattia Giorgetti (Italy)

The National Theatre Of Cluj-Napoca – Euforion

•• December 4 ••

The Good Person of Szechwan

By Bertolt Brecht

Vígszínház (Hungary)

Directed by Michal Dočekal

Main Hall

Julius Caesar. Spared parts

A dramatic intervention based on W. Shakespeare

Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio (Italy)

Concept and direction: Romeo Castellucci

Remarul Factory


An event organised by the the Union des Théâtres de l'Europe and the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, Romania.

In context of the CONFLICT ZONES network programme of the UTE.

With the support of the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.