Waiting for... the Debutant Director


  • Călin Ciobotari “George Enescu” National University of Arts, Iași, Romania


directing class, survey, questionnaire


The present study aims to discuss a series of problems identified over time in Romanian directing education, with an emphasis on the Theatre Faculty of Iași where the author has been teaching for many years. In the second part of the paper, I publish the results of a questionnaire that I did, on the occasion of this research, among the best graduates of the last five years of the Department of Directing at the Faculty of Theatre Iasi.

Author Biography

Călin Ciobotari, “George Enescu” National University of Arts, Iași, Romania

CĂLIN CIOBOTARI is a theatre critic, professor and doctoral supervisor at the Faculty of Theatre of the “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iași. He is an associate professor at the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Political Sciences at the “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” University of Iași. He is the editor-in-chief of the literary magazine “Dacia literară”, producer and presenter of the tv broadcast “Scena”  (Apollonia TV Iași). In 2019 and in 2022 he was awarded the UNITER Prize for Theatre Criticism. In 2020 and 2022 he was director/ curator of the National Theatre Festival. The widely circulated author’s volumes include Chekhov’s Marginals (2016), The Stage Director and the Text. Reading Practices (2017), Hamlet in the Cherry Orchard (2018), Reciting Gorky. A Theatre on the Edge (2021), A History of Kissing in Theatre (2022).




How to Cite

Ciobotari, C. (2022). Waiting for. the Debutant Director. Studia Universitatis Babeș-Bolyai - Dramatica, 67(2), 61–79. Retrieved from https://dramatica.ro/index.php/j/article/view/258