Date and place of birth: 8 March 1957, Calafat – county of Dolj
Graduated from the Institute of Theatre and Cinematographic Art, Bucharest, class of 1981, under the guidance of Petre Vasilescu – Geta Angheluţă.
Made theatre debut at the “V. I. Popa” Theatre in Bârlad, playing Ruzante in La Moscheta by Angelo Beolco Ruzante, directed by Matei Varodi – 1981 (the show was awarded the Second Prize at the Theatre Direction Colloquium)
Started working as an actor at the „Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre of Iaşi in 1984; since 1997 has also acted as artistic manager of the Theatre.
“V. I. Popa” Theatre, Bârlad
Octav – Casa nebunilor (The Madhouse) by Tudor Popescu, directed by Cristian Nacu
Bonifatz, Schleimhascher, The First high dignitary – Europa aport – viu sau mort ! (Europa, Fetch – Dead or Alive!) by Paul Cornel Chitic, directed by Matei Varodi (awarded the Third Prize at the Theatre Direction Colloquium – 1983)
Richard Dudgeon – The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Cristian Nacu
Felecan – Nota zero la purtare (Mark for Good Behaviour: zero) by V. Stoenescu and O. Sava, directed by V. Mălinescu
Ripafratta – The Innkeeper by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Matei Varodi
Pala the Italian – Vlaicu Vodă (Voivode Vlaicu) by A. Davilla, directed by Cristian Nacu
Mincu – Jolly Joker by Tudor Popescu, directed by Cristian Nacu (honourable mention – Galaţi, 1984)
Tâlhărilă – Ortoman şi Tâlhărilă (Richley and Thievewell) by I. Mareş, directed by Cristian Nacu.
“Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi
Hänschen Rilow – Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind, directed by Cristina Ioviţă – 1985 (Suceava)
Boby – Insula (The Island) by Mihail Sebastian, directed by Dan Stoica – 1985
Abel – Jocul vieţii şi al morţii în deşertul de cenuşă (The Game of Life and Death in the Desert of Ashes) by Horia Lovinescu, directed by Nicoleta Toia – 1985
Puck – A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Cristina Ioviţă – 1986
Platon Stamatescu - ... Escu (Joe Public) by Tudor Muşatescu, directed by Nicoleta Toia – 1986
Boldur – Săptămâna patimilor (Passiontide) by Paul Anghel, directed by Dan Stoica – 1987
Veanu – Descoperirea familiei (Family Discovery) by Ion Brad, directed by Nicoleta Toia – 1987
Lvov Evgheni Konstantinovici – Ivanov by A. P. Chekhov, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1988
Horia – Timp în doi sau Lapte de pasăre (Time for Two) by Dumitru Radu Popescu, directed by Bogdan Ulmu – 1988
Cavafu – Mielul turbat (The Rabid Lamb) by Aurel Baranga, directed by Bogdan Ulmu – 1988
The Director – Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1989
The Friend, The Co-worker – Their Days are Numbered by Elias Canetti, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1989
Lică Panglică, Pungescu – Chiriţa în balon şi Chiriţa în Iaşi (Chiriţa’s Balloon Ride and Chiriţa Goes to Iaşi) by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr -1990
The Grandson – Carol by Slavomir Mrozek, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1990
The Mid-size shipwreck survivor – In the Midst of the Sea by Slavomir Mrozek, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1990
Pierre – The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1991
Alex – Regulamentul de bloc (The Apartment Block Rules and Regulations) by Constantin Popa, directed by Dan Nasta – 1991
Witness IV (the theatre photographer) – Spectatorul condamnat la moarte (The Spectator Sentenced to Death) by Matei Vişniec, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1992
Eurites – Socrate (Socrates) by Dumitru Solomon, directed by Nicolae Scarlat – 1992 (Youth Award at the „I. L. Caragiale” Festival)
The Neighbour – The Assemblywomen by Aristophanes, directed by Alexandru Dabija – 1993
The Actor playing Pomarici – Tonight We Improvise by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1993
Graziano – Bertoldo at Court by Massimo Dursi, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1994
Polinike – Oedipus the King - Oedipus at Colonos by Sophocles, directed by Mircea Marosin – 1994
Porcius – Viaţa şi pătimirile lui Publius Ovidius Naso (The Life and Tribulations of Publius Ovidius Naso) by Paul Miron, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1994
Flavius – Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1995
Nick – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf ? by Eduard Albee, directed by Silvia Ionescu – 1995
Robespierre – Robespierre şi regele (Robespierre and the King) by Dumitru Radu Popescu, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1995
La Grange – The Cabal of the Hypocrites by Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Horea Popescu – 1996
The Tyrol guide – Mountain Embers by Peter Turrini, directed by Dan Stoica – 1996
Young Master – Cinel-cinel (The Riddle) by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Sorana Coroamă Stanca – 1996
Drăgănescu – Muza de la Burdujeni (The Muse from Burdujeni) by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Sorana Coroamă Stanca – 1996
Iordache – D’ale carnavalului (Carnival Capers) (Carnival Capers) by I. L. Caragiale, directed by Sorana Coroamă Stanca – 1997
File – Rainmaker by Richard Nash, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1997
Dr. Nincović – Mrs Minister by Branislav Nušić, directed by Horea Popescu – 1998
Alchonon, Hurmita – Teibele and Her Demon by Isaac Bashevis Singer and Eve Friedman, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 1998 (Nominated for best show by UNITER)
The Silent patient – Alarma (The Alert) by Olga Delia Mateescu, directed by Silvia Ionescu – 1998
Leicester – Elizabeth I by Paul Foster, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1999
Tonis – The Four legs of the Table by Iakovos Kambanellis, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1999
Valere – Tartuffe by Molière, directed by Petru Vutcărău – 2000
Trofimov – The Cherry Orchard by A. P. Chekhov, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2000
The Poet, Yoshio, Mishima’s Disciple – Nō Five Love Stories by Yukio Mishima, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2002
François de Sacchez – Plăcutele istorii de dragoste şi moarte (Pleasant Stories of Love and Death) adapted from Balzac’s Droll Stories, directed by Virgil Tănase – 2003
Holophernes – Judith by Howard Barker, directed by Moshe Yassur – 2003
Chancellor Toader – Apus de soare (Setting Sun) by Barbu Ştefănescu Delavrancea, directed by Eugen Todoran – 2004
Gerry – Dancing at Lughnasa, adapted from Brian Friel, directed by Ada Lupu – 2004
The Wizard – Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2004
Randle Patrick McMurphy – One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman, directed by Marius Oltean – 2006
Mister Papillon -Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Claudiu Goga, 2011.
Wilhelm Cuceritorul (William the Conqueror), directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu
Croaziera (The Cruise), directed by Mircea Daneliuc
Dreptate în lanţuri (Justice in Chains), directed by Dan Piţa
Întunecare (Darkening), directed by Alexandru Tatos
Hîrtia va fi albastră (The Paper Will Be Blue), directed by Radu Muntean – Lt. Neagu (the film received awards in Cottbus, Sarajevo, Namur, Marrakech, Berlin, Las Palmas, at the Eurasia Film Festival)
4 luni, 3 săptămâni şi 2 zile (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days), directed by Cristian Mungiu - Dr. Radu (the film won the Palme D'Or at the 60th edition of the Cannes Festival)
Honourable Mention at the Comedy Festival – Galaţi, 1984
Youth Award at the „I. L. Caragiale” Festival – 1995
The “Cultural Merit” Order, Knight Degree.
Numerous collaborations in radio and television: reciting poetry, acting in plays and in commercials.
Authored two volumes of poetry: „De ce” (Why) and „Amo, amas, amat, amamus, amatis, amant”. (download the poems in MSWord format by clicking here !)
Photography exhibition (130 works) titled „ACASĂ” (HOME) – the Art Museum in Calafat.
Lecturer at the “George Enescu” University of Arts in Iaşi, where he has staged several shows that went on to participate in various students’ festivals in Italy and France.
While teaching at the “George Enescu” University of Arts, Adi Carauleanu authored the film „Cine sunt eu ?” (Who Am I?) – direction and film editing – and directed the plays „Chestiune de traducere” (A Matter of Translation) adapted from I. L. Caragiale and „A suferi spre a-nţelege” (To Suffer in Order to Understand) (ancient theatre).
At the "Mihai Eminescu" Theatre in Botoşani he directed the show "Năpasta" (“The Calamity”) by I. L. Caragiale and "Make love not war", texts from Dumitru Solomon and Matei Visniec.
Physical details: 1.78 m, 80 kg, green eyes.
Motto: WHY ?
Message to the audience: I LIKE THIS GAME !