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Nothing to Hide

"Nothing to Hide: An Evening about the Courage to Heal"
Reading of CATALINA FLORESCU’s Play MIA
Performed by the Author and Rania Rashoodi


In English

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
200 East 38th Street, New York, NY 1006

FREE ADMISSION
"Nothing to Hide: An Evening about the Courage to Heal"
Reading of CATALINA FLORESCU’s Play MIA
Performed by the Author and Rania Rashoodi


In English

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
200 East 38th Street, New York, NY 1006

FREE ADMISSION

The Romanian Cultural Institute in New York (RCINY) organizes the event "Nothing to Hide: An Evening about the Courage to Heal", consisting of a reading of excerpts from Catalina Florescu's play MIA, performed by the author and Rania Rashoodi. The event will take place at the RCINY headquarters, on October 6, 2017, at 7pm.

The event is part of a series of events, organized around the world, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October).

The reading will be accompanied by a slideshow presentation, including significant images related to the play's theme, and followed by a Q&A session.

Catalina Florina Florescu (b. Măcin, Tulcea County, Romania) earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Romanian Literature (major) and American Literature (minor) from University of Bucharest. She holds a Master’s Degree and a PhD in Comparative Literature from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. She teaches Introduction to Cultural Studies, 21st century Theater for Social Change, American Drama, Critical Writing, The Individual and Society, Romanticism & the Modern World, and Cinema at Pace University in New York City. Her books are in permanent collections of university libraries worldwide, as well as in the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. She is the author of: Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces (literary criticism; narrative medicine; human body); Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood (mothers in literature & motion picture; feminist criticism); Inventing Me / Exerciții de retrăit (memoir), and Plays. Her fifth book, Transnational Narratives of Englishes in Exile, will be published in 2017 and will be exhibited at the MLA convention, followed by a book launch at the University of Chicago. Her first volume of poetry, The Night I Burned My Origami Skin, will be published later this year. She currently works on a volume of short stories titled Not Yet.
More information: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drflorescu.

Rania Rashoodi is a New York City based Writer and Collaborative Theatre Artist. She has just completed her undergraduate degree, obtaining a double major at Pace University, in English Literature and Directing, within the BA International Performance Ensemble program. Previous credits include Gaining Momentum (Director and Co-writer, Under St. Marks Theater), Tristan and Yseult (Director, Pace University), Love is Love (Collaborator, Sibiu International Theatre Festival), Translations (Assistant Director, Schaeberle Studio Theatre), and Cities I’ve Only Heard Of (Assistant Director, The Tank). She is also a current member of the "Back to Work Collective", an independent political theater group connecting artists and activists. She is a 2017 summer apprentice for "Bread and Puppet Theater Company". Rania Rashoodi hopes to continue collaborative ensemble based theater as she embarks on her postgraduate theater career.
More information: https://rania-rashoodi.squarespace.com/

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"Nimic de ascuns: o seară despre curajul de a (se) vindeca"
Spectacol-lectură din pieasa MIA de CATALINA FLORESCU
În distribuție: autoarea şi Rania Rashoodi


În engleză

VINERI, 6 OCTOMBIE 2017, ora 19:00

Romanian Cultural Institute in New York
200 East 38th Street, New York, NY 1006

INTRAREA LIBERĂ

ICR New York organizează evenimentul "Nimic de ascuns: o seară despre curajul de a (se) vindeca", un spectacol-lectură cu fragmente din piesa MIA, de Cătălina Florescu. Din distribuție fac parte autoarea piesei și Rania Rashoodi. Evenimentul va avea loc la sediu, în data 6 octombrie 2017, începând de la ora 19.00.

ICR New York se alătură astfel instituțiilor din întreaga lume care, în luna octombrie, organizează multiple manifestări culturale, educaționale, științifice, în cadrul campaniei internaționale de luptă împotriva cancerului la sân, piesa Cătălinei Florescu având ca subiect curajul unei femei de a înfrunta această maladie necruțătoare.

Spectacolul-lectură va fi acompaniat de un slideshow cu imagini semnificative pentru tematica piesei, iar la final va avea loc o sesiune de întrebări și răspunsuri.

Cătălina Florina Florescu (n. Măcin, jud. Tulcea) a absolvit Facultatea de Litere din cadrul Universităţii Bucureşti. A venit în Statele Unite pentru studii, iar apoi s-a stabilit aici. Are un doctorat în Literatură Comparată, acordat de Purdue University, din West Lafayette, Indiana. Predă literatură, artă cinematografică, literatura exilului şi teatru la Pace University, din Manhattan, New York. A prezentat lucrări la Harvard University, Université Paris-Sorbonne, New York University, Universitatea din Bucureşti ş.a. Este autoarea a patru cărţi, care sunt deja în colecţiile permanente ale mai multor biblioteci universitare din America de Nord şi Europa, precum și în Library of Congress din Washington, DC: Transacting Sites of the Liminal Bodily Spaces; Disjointed Perspectives on Motherhood; Inventing Me / Exerciții de retrăit şi Plays. A cincea carte, Transnational Narratives of Englishes in Exile, tratând tema exilului, va fi publicată la sfârşitul anului 2017. În curând îi va fi publicată şi prima carte de poezii, The Night I Burned My Origami Skin / Noaptea când mi-am ars pielea de hârtie. În prezent, lucrează la proiecte teatrale şi la o colecţie de proză foarte scurtă, Not Yet.
Mai multe detalii: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drflorescu.

Rania Rashoodi a absolvit Pace University din new York, în primăvara anului 2017, având două specializări, literatură şi regie. A fost regizoarea şi co-autoarea spectacolului Gaining Momentum, care a avut premiera la Under St. Marks Theater, NYC. A regizat Tristan şi Isolda, spectacol de licenţă jucat la Pace University. A participat, de asemenea, la spectacolul Love is Love, care a avut loc în cadrul Festivalului Internaţional de Teatru de la Sibiu. Palmaresul ei include spectacolele: Translations, pentru Schaeberle Studio Theatre, şi Cities I've Only Heard Of, prezentat la The Tank. În momentul de faţă, face parte din "Back to Work Collective", un teatru independent, care are menirea de a pune în scenă piese cu caracter politic actual, şi, din vara 2017, din trupa "Bread and Puppet Theater Company". Visul ei este să regizeze cât mai multe piese de teatru, cu cât mai variate tematici. Rania Rashoodi a fost studenta Prof. Florescu la cursul "Introduction to Cultural Studies", din primavara anului 2017.
Mai multe detalii: https://rania-rashoodi.squarespace.com/

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