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Tudor Lucanu | director


 

Biography

Born:
28 January 1985, Iași

Studies:

- Theatre Directing (BA Degree) - National Theatre and Film University "I. L. Caragiale" (UNATC), Bucharest, Faculty of Theatre, Theatre Directing Department, professor Liudmila Anton Szekely, assistant professor Radu Apostol (2009-2012);

- MA Degree Acting - Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB), Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Theatre and Television (2008-2010);

 

- Acting (BA Degree) - Babeș-Bolyai University (UBB), Cluj-Napoca, Faculty of Theatre and Television, Acting, professor Bács Miklós, assistant professor Camelia Curuțiu (2004-2008). 



Professional background:

- Theatre director of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, since 2013;

- Actor at the “Ioan Slavici” Classical Theatre, Arad (2008-2010); 

 

- Acting teacher at the “Sabin Drăgoi” Art High school, Arad (2009).




Prizes received:

- Award for Best Director for THE EMIGRANTS, a production of Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, and for YOU'RE AN ANIMAL, VISKOVITZ! from "Anton Pann" Theatre, Rîmnicu Vâlcea, Short Theatre Festival in Oradea, 2015;

- The Aureliu Manea Award for Best Director of the 2014/2015 Theatre Season, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Romania, 2015;
- Award for Best Director, for the production "You are an animal, Viskovitz!" by Alessandro Boffa and Best production "You are an animal, Viskovitz!" by Alessandro Boffa, at the Festival "Pledez pentru TINE(ri)/I plead for you(ng)", Piatra Neamț, Romania, 2015;
- Award for Best Director, for the productions "The Emigrants" by Slawomir Mrozek and "You are an animal, Viskovitz!" by Alessandro Boffa and for Best Production - "You are an animal, Viskovitz!" by Alessandro Boffa at the Short Theatre Festival, Oradea, Romania, 2015;
- Award for Best director, for the production " A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare and for Best Production "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, at the "Ideo-Ideis" Young Theatre Festival, Alexandria, Romania, 2006.

Workshops attended:

Workshop coordinator:

- Mask design workshop, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2014;

- Acting workshops for several high school theatre festivals (Ideo-Ideis - Alexandria, DOT - Brașov, ID-fest - Bacău etc.), 2006-2012.

  

Attended workshops:

- David Zinder (director, Israel), ArCUB, Bucharest, 2011;

- Nicole Kehrberger, Stage Movement, TCIS, Arad, 2008;

- Peter Habala, Fencing and Stage Fights, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2004-2008;

- Iosif Herțea, Percussion, instrumental theatre, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2006-2007;

- Andrew Reilly, "Marketing of the Actor", UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2007;

- Vava Ștefănescu, Stage Movement and Dance, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2004-2006;

- Robert Cohen, "Who is Shakespeare?", UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2006;

- Georges Baal, "Artaud's Theatre of Cruelty", UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2006;

- Gyula Berger and Marta Ladjanszki, Dance, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2006;

- Andrei Șerban, "Master-Class", Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2005;

- David Zinder (director, Israel), UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2005;

- Liviu Matei, Pantomime, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2005;

- Janet Rogers, "Voice and Speech", UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2005.

 

Activity at the National Theatre


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Other activities

Productions directed:

- YOU ARE AN ANIMAL, VISKOVITZ! based on Alessandro Boffa, "Anton Pann" Theatre, Râmnicu-Vâlcea, 2014;

- Assistant director for THE LESSON by Eugene Ionesco, director Mihai Măniuțiu, "Radu Stanca" National Theatre, Sibiu, 2014;

- DO PEOPLE EXIST? based on "Dawn Way" by Oleg Bogaev, Turda Municipal Theatre, 2013;

- CALIFORNIA SUITE by Neil Simon, UNATC "I.L. Caragiale", Bucharest, 2011; 

- Assistant director for NOTES OF A STRANGER, director Alexandru Darie, Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest, 2011;

- Observatory to the rehearsals of IVANOV, director Andrei Șerban, Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest, 2010-2011;

- COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE EXERCISE, UNATC "I.L. Caragiale", Bucharest, 2010;

- Assistant director for A SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS by Carlo Goldoni, director Laurian Oniga, "Ioan Slavici" Classical Theatre, Arad, 2009;

- THE FLIES by J. P. Sartre, Mimesis Troupe, Iași, 2007;

- GIMPEL THE FOOL based on Isaac Bashevis Singer, UBB Cluj-Napoca, 2007;

- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, Mimesis Troupe, Iași, 2006.
 

Student productions:

- CALIFORNIA SUITE by Neil Simon, BA Thesis production;

- STUDY ON SCENES FROM MACBETH by William Shakespeare;

- THE TEMPEST by William Shakespeare;

- IVANOV de A.P. Chekhov:

- COMMEDIA DELL'ARTE EXERCISE;

- Dramatization of THE IDIOT by F.M. Dostoyevsky;

- Dramatization of THE WALLET de A.P. Chekov;

- Study on scenes from  MY POOR MARAT de A. Arbuzov.

  

Theatre roles:

- XX in THE EMIGRANTS by Slawomir Mrozek, director Tudor Lucanu;

- An actor in SWAN SONG by A.P. Chekhov, director Mihai Măniuțiu;

- Florizel, a Clown in THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare, director Răzvan Mureșan;

- Valer in TARTUFFE by J.B. Moliere, director Dan Vasile;

- The lover in DECALOG by Laurian Oniga, director Laurian Oniga;

- Bela in HYMNUS by Gyorgy Swaida, director Radu Dinulescu;

- Tartaglia in TURANDOT by Carlo Gozzi, director Cristi Nedea;

- Iulian in THE UNCLE'S POLYP by Ioan Slavici, table reading, director Ioan Peter.

 

Student roles:

- Arnold Epstein in BILOXI BLUES by Neil Simon;

- Durand in SCENE IN FOUR by Eugene Ionesco;

- First Gentleman in POLITE EXCHANGES de Eugene Ionesco;

- One Man Show in GIMPEL THE FOOL based on Isaac Bashevis Singer;

- Pepe in WEST SIDE STORY, music Leonard Bernstein;

- Nikolai Lvovici Tuzenbach in THREE SISTERS de A. P. Chekhov;

- Hamlet in HAMLET. TOTUS MUNDUS AGIT HISTRIONEM, William Shakespeare;

- Dottore in VENETIAN LOVE, Commedia dell'Arte performance;

- Nikolai Vsevolodovici Stavroghin in DEMONS de F. M. Dostoyevsky.

  

Set designs:

- 3 HOURS AFTER MIDNIGHT, script and directing Mihai Măniuțiu, Tony Bulandra Theatre, Târgoviște, 2015;

- IN TRAFFIC by Alina Nelega, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2014;

- LIFE IS MORE BEAUTIFUL AFTER YOU ARE DEAD by Mihai Măniuțiu, director Mihai Măniuțiu, Tomcsa Sandor Theatre, Odorheiu Secuiesc, 2014;

- THE MEMORY OF WATER by Shelagh Stephenson, director Răzvan Mureșan, Tony Bulandra Municipal Theatre, Târgoviște, 2014;

- AMALIA TAKES A DEEP BREATH by Alina Nelega, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2014;

- THE SPECTATOR SENTENCED TO DEATH by Matei Vișniec, director Răzvan Mureșan, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2013;

- SWING, dance-theatre production with and by Vava Ștefănescu, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2013;

- MOEBIUS STRIP by Robert Cohen, director Răzvan Mureșan, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2013;

- THE GATE by Hathazi Andras, Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, Cluj-Napoca, 2012;

- CALIFORNIA SUITE by Neil Simon, UNATC I.L. Caragiale, Bucharest, 2011;

- Commedia dell'Arte EXERCISE, UNATC I.L. Caragiale, Bucharest, 2010;

- THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare, director Răzvan Mureșan, "Ioan Slavici" Classical Theatre, Arad, 2009;

- MAD ABOUT YOU, One Woman Show with Giorgian Elena Popan, "Ioan Slavici" Classical Theatre, Arad, 2009;

- THE REST OR SHORTLY BEFORE THE END by Georges Banu, director Mihai Măniuțiu, Tony Bulandra Theatre, Târgoviște, 2008;

- THE FLIES by J. P. Sartre, Mimesis Troupe, Iași, 2007;

- GIMPEL THE FOOL based on Isaac Bashevis Singer, UBB Cluj-Napoca, 2007;

- MEDEEA REDUX by Neil LaBute, One Woman Show with Andrea Gavriliu, UBB, Cluj-Napoca, 2007;

- Set design elements for SONG OF SONGS, director Mihai Măniuțiu, Hungarian State Theatre Cluj-Napoca, 2007;

 

- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM by William Shakespeare, Mimesis Troupe, Iași, 2006.