Sibiu International Theater Festival 24 June - 3 July 2022 I domnul iedeman
How the story startedIn
1993, a group led by Constantin Chiriac, actor at the "Radu Stanca"
National Theatre in Sibiu, decided to offer the city a theatre Festival.
An action exclusively driven by the love for the city, love for theatre
and the desire to offer the community a landmark, a reason to be proud
It was March and there were snow drifts. For many who had never seen snow but in movies, Romania seemed a fascinating country. The guests carried garlic in their pockets, to protect themselves from vampires. However, the great performances of the Romanian theatre and of the theatres invited from abroad gave the Festival the quality of a remarkable event in the international cultural landscape. Every year, the Festival grew and grew, gaining even bigger proportions, as the number of the participating countries reached 68, in 2005, as compared to eight, in the second edition. No less than 2.000 participants were present at Sibiu in 2005, preparing the cultural agenda for the Sibiu European Capital of Culture Programme - 2007. The year 2007 marks an exceptional edition of the Festival: in recognition of this event's contribution to the title of European Capital of Culture, together with Luxembourg and the Greater Region, this special edition brought together more than 2.500 guests from 70 countries.