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Cristian Grosu | actor


 

Biography

Born:
30 December 1981, Iaşi

Studies:

- PhD student at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş - Bolyai" University of Cluj.

 (since 2011);

- MA in Acting at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş - Bolyai" University of Cluj, coordinator: prof. Mihai Măniuţiu, PhD (2006-2007);

- BA in Acting Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş - Bolyai" University of Cluj, coordinator:  prof. Miriam Cuibus, PhD (2002-2006).
 

-  specialized courses in fencing and ballet;

-  specialized course in Commedia dell'Arte;

 

-  accredited Puppeteer, Ministry of Culture, Iaşi.



Professional background:
Actor of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre since 2006.

Teaching Assistant, PhD student, at the Faculty of Theatre and Television, "Babeş - Bolyai" University of Cluj, Acting Department. 

 

Prizes received:
- 3rd Prize at the NISI-MASA International Film Script Competition, for the script 90 minutes with pause plus extension, 2008.
- Award for Debut at the UNITER Gala, for the role of Graham from CLEANSED by Sarah Kane, 2007.

 


Workshops attended:

- IN SEARCH OF THE EXISTENTIAL THEATRE 2 - experimental laboratory for actors and directors of the ATHANOR Theatre and Film Academy, Germany- Burghausen, "Gheorghe Dinică" excellency course, led by prof. DAVID ESRIG, PhD (2010);

- IN SEARCH OF THE EXISTENTIAL THEATRE 1 - experimental laboratory for actors and directors of the ATHANOR Theatre and Film Academy, Germany- Burghausen,  "In search of the existential theatre - Paul Celan" workshop, coordinator prof. DAVID ESRIG, PhD (2009);

 

Member of the ANDREI ŞERBAN ITINERANT ACADEMY initiated by Corina Şuteu, with the following projects:

- Master-class (experimental theatre) based on the journalistic novel Confessions at Tanacu by Tatiana Niculescu Bran, in Plopi, Cluj district;

- The role of Vasile in DEADLY CONFESION (Spovedania), dramatization based on the novel Confessions at Tanacu, directed by Andrei Şerban, for La Mama Theatre in New York;

- Acting classes at Colombia University New York, coordinator: prof. Niki Voltz;

 

- The Role Father Daniel in CONFESSIONS AT TANACU directed by Andrei Şerban, at the Odeon Theatre, Bucharest (2008).

 

Activity at the National Theatre



 

Other activities

Theatre roles:

Macduff in MACBETH  by W. Shakespeare, director: Răzvan Mureșan, Tony Bulandra Theatre, Târgoviște (2014); 

KILLED BY FRLIENDLY FIRE (FOC DE VOIE), director and script: Ștefana Pop-Curșeu, independent  performance in partnership with the Faculty of Theatre and Television BBU Cluj, Persona Association, Imagine Tact, presented at Nelson Fine Arts Center - U.S.A. in the program - International Artist Series - Arizona State University (ASU), coordinator:  prof. Ileana Orlich, PhD (2014);

 

- DADA Trans iT director: Aristița Albăcan (2012) - performance presented at EMTY SPACE -U.S. A.  Arizona within the program  "DaDa Trans iT brings experimental theater to ASU", coordinator: prof. Ileana Orlich, PhD (2013).

 


 

Film roles: 

Madman in BEYOND MY MOUNTAIN, director: Cristian Pascariu (2011);

Doctor in ANA O OR THE THREATEN ASSASIN, director: Dana Tomoş (2010) (participation at Transylvania International Film Festival-TIFF, 9th edition, 2010);

- Gabi in ROCK N' ROLL STICKS, script by and director: Cristian Pascariu (2010) (participation at Transylvania International Film Festival-TIFF, Romanian Film Section-shorts, 9th edition, 2010; 3rd prize at the Abu Dhabi Film Festival, for best short.)

Ionuţ in MEMORIES FROM THE GOLDEN AGE, script by and director: Cristian Mungiu (2009); 

- Eros in EROS, director: Dionisis Christofilogiannis (2009); 

- Armand in ARMAND, MARIE AND GLOBAL WARMING, script by and directors: Konrat Mihat and Natalia Karata (2008)

 

(participation at Transylvania International Film Festival-TIFF, Romanian Film Section-shorts, 7th edition, 2008).
 




Roles in student productions:

Ostap Bender in GOLDEN CALF, dramatization based on The Little Golden Calf and The Twelve chairs by Ilf and Petrov;

- Egist in ATRIDS, based on Euripides, Aeschylus, Homer and Seneca;

- Feste the Clown in TWELFTH NIGHT  by William Shakespeare;

- Dottore Cagliostro in THE LEVANT MUMMY,  Commedia dell'Arte performance;

- Rică Venturiano in A STORMY NIGHT  by I.L. Caragiale;

 

- Richard III in RICHARD III  by William Shakespeare.

 


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