Călin Ciobotari is a theatre critic, associate professor and PhD supervisor at the Faculty of Theatre of the “George Enescu” National University of Arts Iași. He’s also an associate professor of the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Political Sciences at the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Iași. Member of the International Association of Theatre Critics, the Romanian Theatre Union and the Romanian Writers’ Union, he is the author of more than twenty books and a thousand articles (publishing, studies, theater chronicles, etc.). He is the editor-in-chief of the magazine Dacia Literara, producer and presenter of the show “The Stage” (Apollonia TV Iași). In 2019 and 2022 he was awarded the UNITER Award for Theatre Criticism. In 2020 and 2022 he was director and selector/curator of the National Theatre Festival. Among his widely popular volumes, we mention The Marginals of Chekhov (2016), The Director and the Text. Reading Practices (2017), Hamlet in the Cherry Orchard (2018), Rereading Gorky. A theater on the brink of crisis (2021). Within the Doctoral School of Theatre, whose director he has been since 2020, his focus is Aesthetics, Drama Theory and Spectacology.