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Saviana Stanescu

Saviana Stanescu

Associate Professor of Playwriting, Department of Theatre Studies, Ithaca College

Saviana Stanescu is a Romanian-born poet and writer, and an award-winning playwright and ARTivist based in NY. She is the winner of New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Script, Samuel French OOB Festival, Best Romanian Play of the Year UNITER Award, and Marulic Prize for Best European Radiodrama. Saviana's plays have been translated and produced around the world. She holds an MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, and a doctorate in Theatre Studies from the National University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, Romania.

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  • Faculty
  • IES Affiliated Regional Scholar