About the Parallel City
The "Parallel City" trilogy invites the public to an immersive experience in the historical neighborhoods of Timișoara Iosefin, Fabric and Elisabetin. Each of the stories is inspired by a subjective research led by the creators of the concept, director Ana Mărgineanu and playwright Peca Ștefan, in the three neighborhoods, proposing different genres of immersive theater.
The Parallel City is a project developed within the Timisoara 2023 – European Capital of Culture program, through the CiviCultura program of the Diogenes Cultural Association together with the Hungarian State Theater "Csiky Gergely".
The immersive theater project assumes
- collecting stories from three historical areas, to give life to the affective memory of the city;
- co-creation as an artistic act in which the audience becomes an integral part of the performance, through active participation in the documentation, staging and performance of the play;
- enhancing the material heritage of the city, in Iosefin, Fabric and Elisabetin
From New York to Timisoara
TIMISOARA: a border town,
a city full of unsuspected stories
of Romanians, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs, Jews.... a city challenged today by the refugee problem
The Parallel City shows (Iosefin, Fabric and Party in Elisabetin) are part of the project Urban Dilemmas: The Parallel City developed by the Diogenes Cultural Association and the Hungarian State Theater "Csiky Gergely", in co-production with the Children and Youth Theater "Merlin", the German Theater of Timișoara State, with the support of the Timișoara Polytechnic University, the Timișoara Public Transport Company, the Timișoara Regional Railway Passenger Transport Branch, the New Mileniu Reformed Center Timișoara, Thespis Theatre, PopUp Theatrics, the Faculty of Music and Theater (UVT), LOGS, Josefin Pub , Nokia and others.
The project is part of the National Cultural Program "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023" and is financed by the Municipality of Timișoara through the Project Center.