Mihaela Drăgan


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Mihaela Drăgan, born in 1986, is an actress and playwright who lives and works in Bucharest and Berlin. In 2014, together with other Roma actresses, she founded Giuvlipen Theater Company, for which she is an actress and playwright, a “revolutionary theater” according to Reuters. Giuvlipen’s performances have a feminist agenda and bring to life the issues of early marriage, anti-gypsyism hate speech, hyper-sexualization, eviction, and heteronormativity in order to promote discussion and critical thinking. She is currently working in Berlin at Maxim Gorki Theater. She also works as a trainer for Theater of the Oppressed where she works with Roma women on their specific issues. She is one of the six finalists for the 2017 Gilder/Coigney International Theater Award, New York.