In Perspectives, theatre director and pedagogue Éva Patkó offers a director's analysis of contemporary Romanian theatre's distinct artistic, institutional, and sociopolitical practices. Focused primarily on the rise of post-dramatic dramaturgies on Romania's post-communist stages, Patkó draws on her experience directing and collaborating with several of the country's foremost playwrights as she attends to the evolving intersections of text and performance in the region. Through essays, private directing journals, and practical exercises for the rehearsal room, Patkó invites us to peer inside the mind of a director steeped in Romania's theatre traditions and emergent aesthetics, as well as the pressing cultural issues that define its current complexion. By turns scholarly and personal, analytical, and creative, Patkó's book is for both researchers and practitioners. Not only does Patkó shed light on the recent past of Romanian theatre, but she, with the spirit of a thoughtful innovator, strategizes for its imminent future.