‘Common people’ – play on whistleblowing

SHARMILA CHOWDHURY

First time in history, a play was performed covering stories of whistleblowers with audience participation in order to educate and  raise awareness.

They were represented from UK, Italy and Romania

The play covered stories of 7 whistleblowers:

Ciro Rinaldi, Ornella Piredda – from Italy

Eileen Chubb, Sharmila Chowdhury and Ian Foxley – from England

Liviu Costache, Alin Goga and Glaudiu Tutulan – from Romania

The play was held at National Radu Stanca theatre in Sibiu,  titled, ‘Oameni Obisnuiti’, which translated means ‘common people’, because the play was about ordinary people who had decided to speak up and as a result faced detriment.

Sibiu is one of the most important cultural centres of Romania and was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2007, along with the city of Luxembourg. Formerly the centre of the Transylvanian Saxons, the old city of Sibiu was ranked as “Europe’s…

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