Mihaela Michailovholds a PHD in Theatre Studies at the National University of Drama and Cinematography I.L.Caragiale, București, where she coordinates the Master of Playwriting. Mihaela is a playwright, a performing arts critic and a cultural educator. She is one of the co-founders of the independent space Replika Center for Educational Theatre, based in Bucharest, where she initiated, together with the other members, platforms of educational art, programs of cultural intervention,shows on themes related to education. She has written more than 20 plays focused on social and political themes: work force migration, relations of power in the educational system, marginalization of vulnerable categories in post socialist times, history of LGBTQ+ communities before and after 1989.Her plays and fragments of plays have been translated in Bulgarian, French, Hungarian, Italian, German, Greek, Spanish, Portuguese. 2009, she took part in the playwriting residency offered by Royal Court Theatre, London. Her play „Bad Kids” had a public reading in July 2014 at the Festival d’Avignon. The play was staged in Bulgaria, France,Luxemburg, Germany. In 2016 the play was published at Solitaires Intempestifs Publishing House. In 2013 and 2022 she was the main curator of the National Theatre Festival, together with Oana CristeaGrigorescu and Călin Ciobotari.

Mihaela currently takes part in the project Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe. New Voices as a playwright and will join the WIENER WORTSTAETTEN on our workshop Schreib’ dich frei!

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