Opened in the spring of 2016, in a former storage space in Calea Moşilor nr. 106, MACAZ – THEATER BAR COOP. was born from the initiative of a team of artists and activists collaborators in previous projects such as the Political Theater Platform, CLACA and the Political Art Gazette. The space aims to develop and promote artistic and political projects and actions - theater performances, workshops, debates and public presentations, film screenings, book and magazine launches. The space operates autonomously and horizontally, through joint participation in the organization and decision-making of all associates. Commercial activity (bar) is intended to support the cultural and social activities of the group.
The MACAZ Theater aims to develop and promote a committed political theater repertoire - providing a framework for projects which critically analyze contemporary socio-political dynamics and re-tell the local history from liberating perspectives.MACAZ proposes a non-hierarchical model of artistic and technical work based on solidarity and support.
MACAZ supports the coagulation and development of an East European political theater network.
Ever since its opening, MACAZ hosted over 150 theater performances, co-produced seven premieres (Between Borders, Unstable Residence, Who Killed Szomna Grancsa?, ’90, Housing Museum, 112, Tzuhaus, Unequal*) and collaborated with artist collectives such as FOURTH AGE, LaBomba Studios Rahova-Uranus, Giuvlipen, BEZNĂ Theatre (London/București), Teatru-Spălătorie (Chișinău), Reactor de Creație și Experiment (Cluj), BLINK Theatre (London)* and artists such as Robert Bălan, Raul Coldea and Petro Ionescu, Bogdan Georgescu, Rickerby Hinds, Claudiu Lorand Maxim.