The Award of the National Theatre, initiated within the 2014 edition of the Cluj International Meetings, celebrate and sustain the creation of the artists of our Theatre. They have been awarded to the best actresses and actors in leading and supporting roles, to the most appreciated and inventive directors, to the most efficient stage technicians and to the production voted by the public in the 2014-2015 theatre season. This year as well, the awards were generously offered by personalities from Cluj and companies fond of value in theatre, and we would like to thank them for their friendship and involvement.
The "Aureliu Manea" Award for best director, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given to Mr. Tudor Lucanu for The Emigrants by Sławomir Mrożek, In traffic by Alina Nelega and 12 Angry Men bu Reginald Rose.
The award was offered by Mrs. Viorica Samson Manea.
Mrs. Viorica Samson Manea, philanthropist, was directly involved in charitable projects concerned with improving the facilities and life conditions of disabled individuals. A consistent and enthusiast supporter of young artists, she initiated and contributed to various artistic projects in film, theatre and book editing. Mrs. Viorica Samson Manea is the sister of the beloved director Aureliu Manea, a legend of Romanian directing. Aureliu Manea, a visionary of his generation whose name is inscribed with honor in the annals of Romanian Theatre. Since 2014, the Municipal Theatre in Turda bears his name.
The "Mona Marian" Award for young creators, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given to Miss. Sânziana Tarța for: The Singer in UbuSlammer! based on Alfred Jary, director Gabor Tompa and Lumi in Apolodor, based on Gellu Naum, by Ada Milea.
The award was offered by professor Ileana Orlich (Arizona State University).
Mona Marian's theatre works were especially successful in the USA, at the Arizona State University, were the following productions of the talented director were presented: The woman's body as a battlefield, Hiring a Clown, Memo, fragments from Travesties and, last but not least, The History of Communism Explained to the Mentally Ill, a production which premiered in Arizona. Throughout a twelve-year collaboration, starting with 2001, Mona Marian was admired by both the American and Romanian diaspora public, professors, students and theatre aficionados like Anthony and Ileana Orlich.
This theatre creation award is offered posthumously on behalf of Anthony Orlich, mall developer and the administrator of the Arizona State Land Department, a man who especially admired Mona Marian and was honored to be her friend over the 12 years of wonderful collaboration between Mona Marian and Arizona State University.
The "Estera Biro" Award for stage technicians, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given to Miss. Mădalina Mânzat, light operator.
The award was offered by Mr. Feri Kóos, owner of Company Jolly.
Company Jolly is an interior design firm, is one of the leading suppliers of sanitary objects and SPA systems. Supporter of innovative ideas and values which combine the useful with the aesthetic, Jolly is a faithful collaborator of the National Theatre, the entire team being lovers of theatre, most especially our friend, Mr. Feri Koos.
The Award for best actress in a supporting role, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2013-2014 theatre season, was given to Mrs. Ramona Dumitrean for the role of Death in Mein Kampf by George Tabori, director Alexandru Dabija.
The award was offered by dr. Rodica Mureșan, representative of the Medstar Medical Center.
Medstar Medical Center is a private institution present on the Cluj market for over 15 years and which offers to its patients high quality services in various specialties, both in the private sector and through contracts with different insurance companies, including the National Health Insurance Company.
As a medical institution, Medstar aims at becoming actively involved in the life of the community, both through its daily activity and through participating in such projects meant to offer joy to people.
This connection between culture and medical services in ensured by dr. Rodica Mureșan, one of the few specialists in the country to approach vocal pathology and who is always close to the Cluj artists.
The Award for best actress in a leading role, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given ex aequo to Mrs. Miriam Cuibus for the role of Solange in The Maids by Jean Genet, director István Albu and to Mrs. Irina Wintze for In traffic by Alina Nelega, director Tudor Lucanu.
The award was given by Mr. Florin Barabaș, managing director Kludi Romania.
A German company, creator of great quality products, Kludi develops and produces luxury bathroom and kitchen faucets. It is a rising company on the Romanian market, proud of its delivery services, after-sales professionalism and durability. Mr. managing director is a great art lover.
The Award for best actor in a supporting role, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given to Mr. Ionuț Caras for the role Brother Tibergiu in UbuSlammer! based on Alfred Jarry, director Tompa Gabor.
The award was presented by Mr. Andrei Timen, president of Rotary Club SAMVS, Cluj-Napoca.
Rotary is a world organization of businessmen and various specialists which are actively involved in their communities thus enriching their personal and professional lives.
Rotary offers humanitarian assistance, promotes the highest ethical standards in every professional activity and contributes to installing a climate of good will and peace throughout the world. The projects of the Rotary SAMVS club have always been connected with education, culture, health, excellency and strengthening the community spirit. The purpose of Rotary is to encourage and cultivate the ideal "To serve beyond the self". For everything we think, say or do we respect the criterion of the four questions: Is it in accordance with reality? Is it loyal to both sides? Is it able to stimulate reciprocal trust and create the best friendly relations? Is it profitable for everybody?
The Award for best actor in a leading role, at the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre, in the 2014-2015 theatre season, was given ex aequo to Mr. Sorin Leoveanu for the role Hitler in Mein Kampf by George Tabori, director Alexandru Dabija and to Mr. Matei Rotaru for the role AA in The Emigrants by Sławomir Mrożek, director Tudor Lucanu.
The award was presented by Mr. Nicolae Tarcea, the president of the Transylvania Foundation.
Transylvania Bank has been, for the past 21 years a part of the Cluj community. For Transylvania Bank, Cluj means home. BT supports cultural, social, sport project that contribute to support the community and the collaboration between Cluj-Napoca National Theatre and Transylvania Bank goes back to the first edition of the International Meetings in Cluj. Mr. Nicolae Tarcea is a culture lover and a friend of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre.
The Award of the audience, voted on-line by the spectators of the Cluj-Napoca National Theatre was given to the production Elling by Axel Hellstenius and Petter Naess, director Sorin Misirianțu.