Gianina Cărbunariu (b. 1977) is a Romanian based director and playwright. Since 2017 she is the managing director of Teatrul Tineretului and curator of the International Theatre Festival in Piatra Neamț. The management plan, “Theatre of Youth – A CO-Laboratory Theatre”, aims to promote contemporary drama, emerging artists and participation of different communities of the city in the artistic activities of the institution.
For her fictional performances, she does research through interviews or studies different archives on topics concerning nowadays social and political subjects, but also themes connected with the Romanian and European recent past.
Participations in festivals and international tours with the original productions: Avignon Festival, New Plays from Wiesbaden, Wiener Festwochen, LIFT London, Almada International Festival, HAU Berlin, Liege International Festival, National Theatre in Brussels, Abadia Madrid, CND Madrid, Valladolid International Festival, Wroclav Dialog Festival, New Drama Moscow, TransAmerique Festival in Montreal, New Drama Budapest, Premiere Festival Strasbourg, Nitra International Festival etc.
Her plays were translated in more than 15 foreign languages and staged by other directors in different theatres in Europe such as Royal Court London, Schaubühne Berlin, Kammerspiele Munich, Royal Dramatic Theatre Stockholm etc.