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Fervent Cristina A. Bejan Launches Her Theater Collection Book in New York

Fervent Cristina A. Bejan Launches Her Theater Collection Book in New York
Fervent Cristina A. Bejan Launches Her Theater Collection Book in New York

Time & Location

Jun 18, 2024, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Drama Book Shop, 266 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018, USA

About The Event

Romanian Cultural Institute is proud to present, in partnership with The Drama Book Shop and Jay Michaels Global Communications, the launching of Finally Quiet. Four Plays from Bucharest to Washington, D.C., the latest book by prodigious writer, academic, and thespian Cristina A. Bejan. The event consists of a conversation with the multi-faceted Romanian-American author hosted by David Rigano and Mark-Eugene Garcia, which will also be rendered as a live podcast. Finally Quite collects four spirited, imaginative, and provocative plays, which showcase Bejan`s dramatic range and original talent: “To Those Who Haven't Stopped Thinking” - a dystopian investigation of the impact of totalitarianism; “Districtland” - an absurd satire about American ambition; “Finally Quiet In My Mind” - a cry for mental health awareness; and “Life According To Swami Shiva” - a timely critique of Putin's Russia. “Buchenwald”, a play delving into power struggles amidst post-WWII Soviet use of Nazi camps, which echoes today's global threats of fascism and Russian aggression, will also be presented.

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Cristina A. Bejan, PhD, is a multilingual Romanian-American theatre artist, historian, and spoken word poet living in Denver, Colorado. A playwright since age 14, she attended Northwestern University planning to become a Shakespearean actor. She got derailed by the library, which won her a Rhodes scholarship to study at the University of Oxford and a Fulbright to study at the University of Bucharest. The author of two award-winning books (history and poetry), Bejan worked at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and was a contributor for their “Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos Vol. 3”. Bejan has written 19 plays, and her work has been produced in four countries. More recently her collaboration with James Brunt, “The Scholarship”, appeared at the Baron’s Court Theatre in London as a staged reading, after an online production by Theatre29 Denver and Bucharest Inside the Beltway. Her most successful play, “Districtland”, sold-out DC’s Capital Fringe Festival and was bought for TV development, and her favorite play, “Colombo Calling – a play from Sri Lanka”, had a staged reading at the Kennedy Center. The most unusual thing about her as a playwright is that she was approached by the World Bank to write plays for development when she lived in Vanuatu (South Pacific). Visit and check out her socials to find out more about the writer.

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