"Constructed by a team which effectively uses shock therapy to bring subjects which in general are not talked about into discussion, subjects whose impact over society is a major one, Cunthate makes the necessary step towards talking openly, honestly and in detail with the enemy’s instruments, about different forms of rape."
— Mircea Sorin Rusu, Obervator Cultural (original article in Romanian)
Premiered in September 2015 at Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika, Bucharest where it is still running. CUNTHATE [URĂ] over the last two years has also played at: Fabrica de Pensule, Cluj 2015 - 2016, MACAZ - Bar Teatru Coop, Bucharest - as part of the 2016 political theatre season .
CUNTHATE [URĂ] is a piece of polemic feminist theatre.
CUNTHATE [URĂ] takes a stand against the anti-woman propaganda peddled through profitable GONZO porn, a popular category of pornography that challenges the bodily limits of females through violent sex acts filmed in a documentry-realism style. By comparing the violent pornographic acts to approved political torture and popular culture, CUNTHATE [URĂ] warns of the influence of pornographic violence on our media and of its impact on interpersonal relationships in our society.
The rapes depicted in the performance actually happened, on a vast scale.
“In one word, CUNTHATE [URĂ] is visceral. The succession of violent images physically as well as psychologically does not leave time between one involuntary neural reaction and the next, making the whole audience a subject of and complicit to what is happening on stage.”
— Ioana Brăilescu, Agenda LiterNet.ro (original article in Romanian)
A BÉZNĂ Theatre and Colectiv A Cluj co-production.
In partnership with Centrul de Teatru Educațional Replika and Căminul Cultural.
A Temps D'image International Theatre Festival commission.
Cast: Florina Gleznea, Katia Pascariu, Oana Pușcatu
Writer and director: Nico Vaccari
Dramaturge: Sînziana Koenig
Set and costume designer: Steliana Ștefănescu
Movement director: Carmen Coțofană
Translation from English to Romanian: Cătălin Bucioveanu
Photographer: Roland Váczi
This project is supported by the ERSTE Foundation.
"I believe that CUNTHATE [URĂ] should be performed in all schools, high schools and, why not, prisons throughout the country, with an educational purpose.” — Alexandra Mihalcea, SemneBune.ro (original article in Romanian)
“CUNTHATE comes from cunt and hate, yes. A title that really hits you during the performance by BÉZNĂ Theatre, one of the most violent artistic experiences I have ever lived through. — Karin Budrugeac, Sub-25.ro (original article in Romanian)