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Ion Sapdaru

   
            Date and place of birth: 4 August 1961, Transnistria – The Republic of Moldova, Dorotskaya
            Education: 1979 – 1983 the Chişinău Theatre Institute – Republic of Moldova
                         1985 – 1989 Institute of Cinematography VGIK, Moscow
                         1989 – 1990 Master’s degree in directing, Moscow (did not sustain dissertation)
            Professional activity: 
1989 – 1990 - acted at the  “Luceafărul” Theatre in Chişinău
1994 – 1997 – taught at the “George Enescu” Academy of Arts in Iaşi
since 1990 – acted and directed at the “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre in Iaşi 
1996 – 2002 – directed at the “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre in Botoşani 
1999 – 2002 - directed at the “Iosif Vulcan” Theatre in Oradea
Roles played at the “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre in Iaşi:
Anton – The Curve by Tankred Dorst, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1990
La Merluche – The Miser by Molière, directed by Dan Alecsandrescu – 1990
Barrister Krogstad – A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1991
The Ragpicker – The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1991
The guest – A Provincial Episode by L. Roseba, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 1991
Phidipides – The Clouds by Aristophanes, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1992
Michele – Filomena Marturano by Eduardo by Filippo, directed by Eugen Mercus – 1992
Witness I (the man tearing the tickets) – Spectatorul condamnat la moarte (The Spectator Sentenced to Death) by Matei Vişniec, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1992
Aischines – Socrate (Socrates) by Dumitru Solomon, directed by Nicolae Scarlat – 1992
Emilian – Proştii sub clar de lună (Fools under Moonlight) by Teodor Mazilu, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1992
Semyon Semyonovich Medvedenko – The Seagull by A. P. Chekhov, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1992
The Policeman – Culoarul cu şoareci (The Corridor Filled with Mice) by Nicolae Breban, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1993
The Young man – The Assemblywomen by Aristophanes, directed by Alexandru Dabija – 1993
Semyon Semyonovich Podsekalnikov – The Suicide by N. Erdman, directed by Mircea Marin – 1993
Guildenstern – Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1993
Bernardo – Venexiana, directed by Cristian Hadji-Culea – 1994
The Poet – Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1995
Woyzeck – Woyzeck by Georg Büchner, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1995
The Righteous cobbler – The Cabal of the Hypocrites by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Horea Popescu – 1996
Leonida – Conu Leonida faţă cu reacţiunea (Mr. Leonida vs. the Reactionism) by I. L. Caragiale, directed by Teodor Corban – 1996
The Romantic poet– Un poet romantic (A Romantic Poet) by Matei Millo, directed by Sorana Coroamă Stanca – 1996
Pampon – D’ale carnavalului (Carnival Capers) by I. L. Caragiale, directed by Sorana Coroamă Stanca – 1997
Orgon – Tartuffe by Molière, directed by Petru Vutcărău – 2000
A Stone cutter – Apus de soare (Setting Sun) adapted from Barbu Ştefănescu Delavrancea, directed by Eugen Todoran – 2004
            Directing activity (selection): 
The Lesson by Eugen Ionesco – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi
A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi and the “Iosif Vulcan” Theatre in Oradea
Hamlet by William Shakespeare – “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre in Botoşani and the “Eugen Ionesco” Theatre in Chişinău
Medeea by Aristophanes – “Iosif Vulcan” Theatre in Oradea
Tango by Slavomir Mrozek – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi
Pudra de talk-şou (Talk Show Powder)  by Ion Sapdaru, music-hall – “Fantasio” Theatre in Constanţa
Chiriţa în provinţie (Chiriţa in the Countryside) by Vasile Alecsandri – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi 
A Dog’s Heart: An Appalling Story adapted from Mikhail Bulgakov – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi
The Bench by A. Gelman – “George Bacovia” Theatre, Bacău
Diary of a Madman by N. V. Gogol – “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre, Botoşani
Falstaff by William Shakespeare – “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre,  Botoşani 
Leonce and Lena by G. Buchner – “Mihai Eminescu” Theatre, Botoşani
Despre efectul dăunător al nostalgiei (About the Harmful Effects of Nostalgia) adapted from A. P. Chekhov – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi
The Matchmakers, adapted from A. Tsagareli – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi– Nevasta lui Hans (Hans’s Wife) by Ion Sapdaru, adapted from Nichita Danilov – “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre Iaşi

Charles - The Murder of Gonzago by Nedialko Iordanov, directed by: Andro Enukidze -2009

Falstaff Show -National Theatre Iasi, 2012

Hollywood Mirage -National Theatre Iasi, 2013

Tanti Chanel by Nikolai Koleada, National Theatre, 2014
            Awards:
1989 Award for best male actor – Theatre Festival -Ukraine
1994 Award for best male performance – Contemporary Theatre Festival in Braşov 
1995 Award for best supporting role – Theatre Festival - Timişoara
1996 Award for best director – Comedy Festival – Vaslui
1999 Award for best director bestowed by the British Council – Sf. Gheorghe 
2001 Award for best director – Theatre Festival – Constanţa
2003 Award for best director – National Comedy Festival – Galaţi
2004 Grand Prize of the Puppet Theatre Festival – Cluj
2004 Award for best show – National Comedy Festival – Galaţi
2005 Award for best director – National Comedy Festival – Galaţi
2005 Grand Prize of the International Theatre Festival – Piatra Neamţ
2006 Award for best director – National Comedy Festival – Galaţi
2006 “Camera D’Or” Award for best movie – Cannes 
2006 Award for best actor – Roma 
2006 Award for best actor – Paris 
2006 Award for best actor – München 
2006 Public’s Choice Award – Athens 
2006 Public’s Choice Award – Copenhagen
            Cinema activity
1989 Şobolanii (Rats) – screenplay, Moldova Film, Chişinău
2000 Crucea cuvântului românesc (The Cross of Romanian Language) – director and screenwriter, SOMAX Television, Botoşani 
2002 Pe aripile vântului (Gone with the Wind) – supporting role, Bucharest Institute of Theatre and Film 
2003 O călătorie în oraş (A Trip around Town) – Gigi – Bucharest Institute of Theatre and Film; award for Best Short Film in 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prize for Short Film at the Montpellier Film Festival.
2006 A fost sau n-a fost ? (12:08 East of Bucharest), 40 km of film, playing Mănescu
2006 Hîrtia va fi albastră (The Paper Will Be Blue), Multimedia, playing Crăciun
2006 California dreamin' (nesfârşit) (California Dreamin' – Unfinished), Media PRO, playing The Mayor
            Foreign languages: Russian – excellent level
                                        English – average level
            Physical details: 1,72 m, 100 kg, brown eyes.
            Motto: Change !
            Hobby: fishing
            Message to the audience: Show must go on !

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