Radu Stanca National Theatre (TNRS) was founded in 1788, by Martin Hochmeister.
Today, TNRS is the only theatre in Romania with 130 active performances in the repertory, presenting 300 shows per year, being one of the leading cultural institutions in the country. In 1956 the German Department was founded, and since then, along with the Romanian Department, it has performed on the same stage of the Radu Stanca National Theatre, in the name of quality and diversity.
TNRS is actively involved in the community with more than 600 recitals and workshops in schools, high schools, care homes and unconventional spaces in Sibiu and in the surrounding areas. Moreover, Radu Stanca National Theatre supports the Theatre Studies and Cultural Management Department of the Lucian Blaga University from Sibiu, along with the international PhD platform in Theatre and Performing Arts. The students collaborate within the performances of the theater and also play at the CAVAS University Theatre Studio.
TNRS is an active partner in many national and European projects, among which: Be SpectACTive!, Cities on Stage, Crossing lines, Human Trade Network and Manifest for Dialogue.
Responding to all contemporary challenges, Radu Stanca National Theatre’s performances try to capture the diversity of trends in performing arts, from tradition, word and image to installations, dance, music shows and so on.
TNRS attended many festivals in Romania and also worldwide (Asia, the Northen and Southern Americas and most of the countries in Europe), working with leading Romanian and European directors, like Silviu Purcărete, Kushida Kazuyoshi, Armin Petras, Charles Muller, Gianina Cărbunariu, Yuri Kordonsky, Andriy Zholdak, Radu Afrim, Mihai Măniuțiu and many more.
Radu Stanca National Theatre is the organizer of one of the most important performing arts festival in the world, the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, which hosts for 10 days, more than 450 events, with 2,850 artists coming from 70 countries, who perform for 68,000 spectators per day.



Gianina CarbunariuGianina Cărbunariu

– director playwright based in Bucharest. The fictional work is inspired by research through interviews (“Common People” produced by National Theatre in Sibiu in the frame of “BeSpectative”-project, “De Vînzare/For Sale” produced by Odeon Theatre Bucharest in the frame of “Hunger for Trade”-project, “Sold Out” produced by Kammerspiele Munich), research in the archives (“Tipografic Majuscul” at Odeon Theatre Bucharest in the frame of “Parallel Lives – 20th Century through the eyes of Secret Police”, “X mm Out of Y km” produced by ColectivA Cluj), “relocation 20/20” produced by dramAcum and York Theatre in Tîrgu Mureș). The performance “Solitarity”, inspired by interviews realised together with the actors involved in the project, was produced by the National Theatre Radu Stanca in Sibiu and it was presented in the official selection of Avignon 2014. Some scenarios of the performances “Kebab”, Stop the Tempo, Tiger” were translated and produced in different theatres in Europe, USA and Japan: Royal Court Theatre in London, Kammerspiele Munich, Schaubühne Berlin, Dramaten Stockholm etc. The performances based on research and on improvisations with the actors are exploring themes of today (migration, whistleblowing in Europe, land grabbing) or the connection between the present days in the Romanian society and its recent past.



The Sibiu Production

Sprechen Sie Schweigen / Vorbiți tăcere?, Radu Stanca National Theatre

The Actors:


Valentin Späth

was born in 1989, in Staufen im Breisgau, Germany. He studied at the Acting School Freiburg, a private acting school, and also had Romanian professors originally from the city of Timișoara.
Since 2015, he has been working at the German Department of the Radu Stanca National Theatre.
He is part of 11 theatre productions and he played in 2 movies, one of them directed by Zack Bernbaum (“The Dancing Dogs of Dombrova”).




Ofelia Popii

was born in 1978. She studied acting at the Theatrical Art Faculty, at Babeş-Bolyai University from Cluj-Napoca.
She plays in most of the Radu Stanca National Theatre productions, where she has been working as actress for over 15 years. Ofelia has also embraced acting in movies, she plays in five movies: “Somewhere in Palilula” (2010), “Portraits in the Forest” (2011), “Quot erat demonstrandum” (2012), “Rocker” (2012) and “Summer is Over” (2016).
For showing such devotement and talent, Ofelia has been rewarded with several awards and nominations over time: GOPO Award for Best Actress for QED movie in 2015, UNITER Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for the role in “Platonov”,  directed by Alexandru Dabija, the UNITER Award for Best Actress for “Slices”, directed by Lia Bugnar, the Harold Angel Award at the Edinburgh International Festival, for the role of Mephisto in “Faust”, directed by Silviu Purcărete, role which brought her another UNITER Award for Best Actress.


Marius Turdeanu
was born in 1977. From 1998 to 2002, he studied Art of the Actor Faculty at the Arts University of Târgu Mureș.
Marius has been part of the distribution of more than 15 performances at the Radu Stanca National Theatre, since 2009 when he started working in Sibiu. He also starred in three movies, and had two nominations at the UNITER Awards: 2014 Best Actor nomination  for playing The Master from “Master and Margarita”, by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Zoltán Balázs and in 2012, another Best Actor nomination for playing Cioran from “The Cioran Temptation”, directed by Gavriil Pinte.



Emőke Boldizsár
was born in 1981. She is part of both the Romanian department and the German department of the Radu Stanca National Theatre, playing in more than 15 performances directed by national and international famous directors: Andriy Zholdak, Silviu Purcărete, Luisa Brandsdörfer, Gianina Cărbunariu and many more.
She studied at the Szentgyörgyi István Theatre Art University in Târgu Mureș, Romania.




Daniel Bucher

was born in Waldshut-Tiengen, Germany, in 1971. He studied at the Athanor Akademie – Theatre and Film Academy in Burghausen, where he had the pleasure to have David Esrig as teacher.
Daniel has played in many shows by famous directors, like Radu Afrim, Gianina Cărbunariu, Radu Nica, Daniel Plier, Reinhold Tritscher, Charles Muller, Alexandru Dabija and many more.