"Margineanu’s production is dangerous, thrilling and a fascinating piece of psychological theatre. Go into Long Distance Affair willingly enough and the payoff is a satisfying artistic workout."
"It is a very interesting project and it certainly raises all sorts of possibilities about the use of this technology in the theatre. And the Skype is certainly not the limit."
"Via a crackly Skype connection, you journey to continents, connecting live with actors in far-flung cities. Your ticket leads to three encounters (you'll need to make several return trips for the full set) which immerse you in monologues via one-on-one situations with characters who co-opt the audience in varying degrees into their story."
"Long Distance Affair, a PopUP Theatrics international collaboration between playwrights, directors, and actors worldwide, is a project conceived by Ana Margineanu, developed with Tamilla Woodard, and produced by Molly Morris. It is being presented at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe. This is a three-part series on the process behind making Long Distance Affair...."
"When the performance ended, I was stunned. I had such a raw, visceral reaction to each of the performances, and recalled the thoughts that had been racing through my mind during each performance: Do I respond to that? What do I say? I feel bad for her. Is this REAL? "
"If theatre is already tridimensional, this brings the forth dimension!"
"I had a synesthetic experience, his words creating the food I had requested, bringing back memories of childhood, and steeping me in a soft, nostalgic glow."
Time Out New York on The Window - 2012
"High-concept theater director Ana Margineanu puts theater behind glass at front window of the Romanian Cultural Institute"
"The Romanian-born Mărgineanu is presently one of New York’s reigning queens of hyper-intimate one-shot-only conceptually-based theater. "
"has turned out to be a jewel of experimental theater, as well as a highly accessible piece of entertainment. "
Ana Margineanu Asks You to Take a Look Inside
"Este unul dintre cei mai interesanţi tineri regizori români de teatru. De numele Anei Mărgineanu se leagă proiecte ca 8PT N9UA, 89… fierbinte după 89, Despre România numai de bine, Tîrgovişte de jucărie. De curînd, spectacolul ei de la New York, The Window: 4 Alice, care s-a jucat în spaţiul ICR New York în perioada mai-iunie 2012, a primit şapte nominalizări la New York Innovative Theatre. Premiile se vor decerna pe 30 septembrie 2013.
Care e povestea spectacolului din vitrină, The Window: 4 Alice de la New York, care a primit recent şapte nominalizări la New York Innovative Theatre?"
" La un spectacol de teatru normal, spectatorul, daca vrea sa mearga la toaleta, se scuza frumos, scoala tot rândul si merge la toaleta. Spectacolul nu se opreste, merge mai departe. Aici, spectacolul exista doar atâta timp cât spectatorul e prezent si atent."
"You move from room to room in a mansion, experiencing acts of kindness — like being gently led in a ballroom dance or receiving a hand massage. Or, blindfolded, you set out on a journey in five segments with different themes: you can remove the blindfold at any point, but that’s where the journey ends. These are all theater pieces meant to be experienced by an audience of one."
"...an environmental theatrical event, created by Romanian director Ana Margineanu"
"The project Despre România, numai de bine (Of Romania, Nothing but the Good) appeared from a need for personal theatre. If in Romania the general tendency is to take a universal text that you try further on to adapt to the present Romanian realty, through allusions and referrals, this project proposes the exact opposite, it starts from a very local level and it searches from there the profound, universal area."
"Director Ana Margineanu is equally comfortable with Bucharest Calling's tricky brand of pathos, and avoids the all-too-easy trap of wallowing in it. She keeps the play relatively light and matter-of-fact, leaving the audience to endow it with meaning and heft (even though it has plenty of both already)."
"Under Ana Margineanu’s astute direction, the story plays out in a series of short, staccato scenes, enhanced by appropriate slides and videos. A fresh, welcome voice to the Festival."
"Efemeritatea teatrului îmi place, faptul că nu durează îmi place, mi se pare cumva poetic, cumva cinstit şi cumva foarte trist."
"Vreau sa vorbesc in teatrul pe care il fac despre acele probleme care pot fi si ale celui ce traieste alaturi de mine, in ziua de azi."
"Relatia speciala pe care o am cu publicul, e cea mai puternica marca a mea. Relatie pe care incerc s-o construiesc prin spectacol. Publicul e centrul spectacolelor mele."