UNATC

I met this morning with Nicu Mandea, the Rector (President) of the National University of Theatre and Cinematography (UNATC). I went in thinking that I’d be teaching the two courses outlined in my proposal and letter of invitation; however, I left with a different plan, and one that may work better given my extra course…

American Studies at UB

In addition to teaching at UNATC (National University of Theatre and Cinematography), I will be teaching a course this fall in the American Studies program at the University of Bucharest. I had a very pleasant and productive meeting with their professors this morning, and we made some decisions: I will teach “Reinventing the Classics in…

Arrival & Week 1

I arrived Monday afternoon (September 19) on a Tarom flight from Istanbul IST to Bucharest OTP, which took about 80 minutes. Virgil, the very personal but non-English  speaking driver from the Commission, was waiting for me and drove me to Sector 4, where I had rented an apartment for my five-month stay in Bucharest. Bucharest…

Number$

4 RON = 1 USD (Romanian lei to US dollar) 6 = Bucharest is 6th largest city in EU (still counting UK/London) $12 = one month transportation ACTIV pass (excludes subway) $10 = one month Orange SIM card for cell phone with 1G data 28-40 = typical Mbps for home wifi download $1.50 = .75…

On The Road

I just finished a six-week journey across Europe to Romania, where I now will serve as a U.S. Fulbright Scholar for the 2016-2017 academic year. After finishing the Dramaturgy Intensive at the Kennedy Center at the end of July, I remained a few extra days and then flew on August 3 to Iceland for a stopover…