Peca Ştefan (b. 1982, Targoviste) won the first dramAcum prize in 2002. He has studied at New York University and he was a participant in the Royal Court Theatre’s residency program for international playwrights in 2005. In 2007 five of his plays were in production in Bucharest: The Sunshine Play, New York (Fuckin’ City), Bucharest Calling at the MONDAY Theatre at Green Hours Jazz Café, I H♥TE HELEN at ArCub, Station at Comedy Theatre, and Colors at Small Theatre.
His plays have been translated into English (The Sunshine Play, Bucharest Calling, Colors, Romania 21, The Complete Truth About the Life and Death of Kurt Cobain, New York [Fuckin’ City], I Η♥TE HELEN), French (U.F.), German (Romania 21, Nils’ Fucked Up Day, Jazz), Turkish (Romania 21), and Italian (The Sunshine Play).
His work has been presented in New York (The LARK Play Development Center, New York University), London (as part of the Royal Court residency), Dublin (Dublin Fringe Festival), Berlin (Schaubühne Theatre), Wiesbaden (New Plays From Europe Biennale), Heidelberg (Heidelberger Stuckemarkt 2007), Graz and Leeds (Janus European Translation Project), Paris, Lyon, Grenoble, Avignon, Saint Petersburg (RAINBOW Festival), Rome (Teatro Valle), Scarborough (National Student Drama Festival 2007), and in many national festivals in Romania.
His plays have won several awards, including the Heidelberg Stuckemarkt Innovation Award (2007), London Fringe Report Award for Best Play – Relationship Drama (2006) for The Sunshine Play, and other national awards. His plays The Sunshine Play and Bucharest Calling were selected for Fringe NYC 2007. Ştefan is the founding member of the BLA Theatre Company and associated artist of The Internationalists company in New York City. He has started the Scrie o piesa (Write a play) program for high schools.
His website is: http://www.peca.ro/.