Cristina A. Bejan, PhD
Denver, CO
Cristina Bejan is a Romanian-American theatre and spoken word artist in Denver, CO. She has written 19 plays; her work has been produced in four countries.
Biography

Cristina A. Bejan is an award-winning historian, theatre artist, and spoken word poet. A Rhodes and Fulbright scholar, she has had fellowships at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM), the Wilson Center and Georgetown University. She has taught at five universities in the USA and currently teaches history at Metropolitan State University of Denver. Bejan received her Masters and DPhil (PhD) in Modern History from the University of Oxford and her BA in Philosophy (Honors) from Northwestern University, where she also studied theatre. While a researcher for USHMM, she authored 64 articles on camps in Africa and Europe for the "Encyclopedia of Camps and Ghettos - Vol. 3." In 2019 she published her first history book “Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association,” and in 2020 debut poetry collection “Green Horses on the Walls.” Her most recent play “J’y suis j’y reste / Here I am, here I stay” was published in Voices on the Move, an anthology by and about refugees edited by Domnnica Radulescu and Roxana Cazan. Author of 19 plays, her plays have had productions in the US, UK, Romania and Vanuatu. A spoken word poet since 2010, Bejan performs in English and Romanian at open mics under her stage-name Lady Godiva. Bejan runs the arts and culture collective Bucharest Inside the Beltway (BiB), based in Denver, CO. Please visit www.cristinaabejan.com for more info. You can also follow her on social media: Cristina A. Bejan (Facebook); @CristinaABejan (Twitter); Cristina A. Bejan PhD (LinkedIn); @cristinaabejan_ladygodiva (IG); & BiB at @BiBDenver (Facebook) and @bucharestinsidethebeltway (Instagram).

"As soon as I give up despair, I feel the urge, the overwhelming desire to create." - Eugène Ionesco 

"Begin where you are." -Krishnamurti

Successes

"The Scholarship" co-written & performed by Cristian A. Bejan & James Brunt will premiere with the Dramatist Guild on Zoom Saturday October 23 at 11am Mountain Time. Please join! Info + registration (free) here ->

http://events.dramatistsguild.com/event/colorado_online_dg_footlights#

I was honored as Finalist in the 2021 Faculty Senate Teaching Award for Metropolitan State University, where I am Affiliate Faculty in the History department

My recent books won the following awards:

"Green Horses on the Walls" (poetry collection)  - 2021 Independent Press Book Award winner! 2021 Human Relations Indie Book Award Gold Winner (Historical), Silver Winner (Reflection), Silver Winner (Realistic Poetry), and Honorable Mention (Personal Challenge Poetry)! Finalist for the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist (Women's Issues), and the 2021 Colorado Authors League Book Award (Cover Design)

"Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association" - 2021 International Book Award finalist in Education/Academic and History: General categories. 

"Finally Quiet In My Head" part of '15 DC Black Theatre Festival

DISTRICTLAND bought for development into a TV Series by filmmaker Russell Max Simon

Sold-Out Capital Fringe '14 with DISTRICTLAND, directed by John Dellaporta

Bejan's featured in the Huffington Post, Washington Post, Romanian TV + Radio