Sat 26.03.2016    19:30    map

She is a good boy, by Eugen Jebeleanu

Saturday, 26.03/ 7.30 p.m., CNDB, Stere Popescu hall


Concept and direction: Eugen Jebeleanu

Performer: Florin Caracala

Music: Alex Halka

Scenography and costumes: Velica Panduru

Text by Eugen Jebeleanu, after the documentary Rodica e băiat bun (2005), by Marian Ilea and Gheorghe Dinu


Recommended age: 16+

Coproduction between Compagnie 28 / Colectiv A, in partnership with Căminul Cultural. With the support of ERSTE Foundation.

Partners: Péril Jeune – Confluences Festival, Paris, Cie des Ogres, France, Romanian Cultural Institute

Thanks to: National Theatre „Mihai Eminescu” Timişoara


The event is a part of – Art and Contemporary Culture for Communities. Financed by a grant from Norway, Island, Liechtenstein and Romanian Government. Project managed by Fabrica de Pensule.

Ever since childhood, HE considered himself to be more of a girl than a boy. HE’d refer to himself as SHE and wear dresses. HE/ SHE grew up with this dilemma. SHE’s now 30 but the confusion is still there. SHE lives in a village in Maramureș and sings folk music at weddings and in bars. There’s nothing exceptional, except for the fact that he bears a male name in his documents. SHE seems to be fully accepted by the community of her small village. Furthermore, the villagers are happy that Romania is now part of the European Union, and so SHE might also get married some day. SHE tells of her life, of how and who she loved, of romances ended in fists. She recounts of her forced prostitution in Spain and of her returning home more dead than alive. Now SHE bought some farm animals and is spending more time at home.