Peca Stefan is considered one of the most powerful voices in Romanian contemporary playwriting. He studied dramatic writing at New York University (2003), was a resident of the Royal Court International Residency (2005) and CEC ArtsLink Playwright in Residence at the Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven (2007, 2008). He was the winner of the first dramAcum contest in Romania, in 2002. His work has been presented in many European countries and in the United States and his plays were often rewarded (Heidelberg Stuckemarkt Innovation Award (2007) for Romania 21 and the London Fringe Report Award for Best Play – Relationship Drama (2006) for The Sunshine Play). He was also one of the 5 European Plawyrights selected in the Berliner Theatertreffen Stuckemarkt 2010, with “Wire and Acrobats”. In 2012, the production of his play “Targoviste de Jucarie” (Playground Targoviste) was showcased during the festival New Plays from Europe in Wiesbaden. He was invited to be one of the 35 European playwrights featured in the 35th Anniversary Edition of the Berliner Stückemarkt in May 2013.