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Cristian Hadji-Culea - General Manager

 A graduate of the Faculty of Theatre, Theatre Directing Department,  at the "I. L. Caragiale" Institute of Theatre and Cinematographic Art (1976). A valedictorian,  he was hired the same year by the "Vasile Alecsandri"  National Theatre of Iaşi.

Between 1980 and 1991 he has worked as a stage director at the Teatrul Mic (Bucharest); since 1991 he has been teaching at the "I. L. Caragiale" National University of Theatre and Cinematographic Art. 

Between 1991 and 1993 he was the General Director of the General Department for Performance Art Institutions, and between 1998 and 2002 he was the Chairman of the Board and the General Manager of the Romanian Television Society.  

Some of the shows he has produced:

“Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi

1977 TANGO by Slavomir Mrozek

Stage design: Dan Jitianu, with: Anny Braesky, Teofil Vâlcu, Emil Coşeru, Marcel Finchelescu, Cornelia Gheorghiu, Liana Mărgineanu, Sergiu Tudose.

1976 CĂDEREA PĂSĂRII DE SEARĂ (Fall of the evening bird) by Ştefan Oprea 

Stage design: Safta Serbu, with: Petru Ciubotaru, Emilian Belcin, Cornelia Gheorghiu, Mircea Jida, Adina Popa, Violeta Popescu, Maria Munteanu, Saul Taişler, Dionisie Vitcu.

1978 ACEŞTI NEBUNI FĂŢARNICI (These hypocritical lunatics) by Teodor Mazilu 

Stage design: Doina Spiţeru, with: Petru Ciubotaru, Ion Chelaru, Cornelia Gheorghiu, Liana Mărgineanu, Valeriu Bobu, Gheoghe Marinca, Florin Mircea, Gelu Zaharia.

1979 THE CAPTAIN OF KOPENICK by Karl Zuckmayer

Stage design: Dan Jitianu, with: Dionisie Vitcu, Teofil Vâlcu, Adina Popa, Sergiu Tudose, Mirela Gorea, Andrei Finţi, Ion Chelaru, Valeriu Bobu, Dan Aciobăniţei, Marcel Finchelescu, Valeriu Burlacu, Petru Ciubotaru, Emil Coşeru, Virgil Costin, Antoaneta Glodeanu, Gheorghe Macovei, Valeriu Oţeleanu, Virgil Raiciu, Florin Mircea, Despina Marcu, Ion Lazu, Adrian Tuca, Saul Taişler, Puiu Vasiliu, Gelu Zaharia. 

1994 VENEXIANA (unknown author)  

Stage design: Rodica Arghir, with: Catinca Tudose, Tatiana Ionesi, Mihaela Arsenescu Werner, Ion Sapdaru, Georgeta Burdujan, Teodor Corban, Puşa Darie, Brânduşa Aciobăniţei.

1997 THE LOWER DEPTHS by Maxim Gorky

Stage design: Rodica Arghir, with: Sergiu Tudose, Emil Coşeru, Anne-Marie Chertic, Catinca Tudose, Dionisie Vitcu, Petru Ciubotaru, Florin Mircea, Radu Ghilaş, Tatiana Ionesi, Constantin Puşcaşu, Liviu Manoliu. 

1991 THE POLICE by Slavomir Mrozek 

Stage design: Rodica Arghir, with: Dionisie Vitcu, Dan Aciobăniţei, Gelu Zaharia.

2010  THE GOD OF CARNAGE by Yasmina Reza

2012    THREE SISTERS by A.P Chekhov


Odeon Theatre, Bucharest 

1976 PATIMA ROŞIE (Passion in the blood) by Mihail Sorbul 

Stage design: Octavian Dibrov, with: Olga Bucătaru, Ion Vâlcu, Ana Trofin, Gelu Niţu, Geo Costiniu.

Teatrul Mic, Bucharest

1980 EVUL MEDIU ÎNTÂMPLĂTOR (The accidental Middle Ages) by Romulus Guga

Stage design: Octavian Dibrov, music: Mircea Florian, with: Leopoldina Bălănuţă, Carmen Galin, Nicolae Iliescu, Nicolae Dinică, Jean Lorin Florescu, Vasile Niţulescu, Mitică Popescu, Mihai Dinvale, Nicolae Pomoje.

1980 UN PAHAR CU SIFON (A glass of soda) by Paul Everac 

Stage design: Virgil Luscov, with: Leopoldina Bălănuţă, Nicolae Dinică. 

1981 MÂRÂIALA (The grumbling) by Paul Cornel Chitic

Stage design: Vitorio Holtier, with: Dinu Manolache, Florin Călinescu, Sorin Medeleni, Jean Lorin Florescu, Ileana Dunăreanu, Liana Ceterchi, Dina Tamaş, Rodica Negrea, Marian Râlea, Vasile Pupeză, Gheorghe Visu, Vistrian Roman, Iuliu Popescu, Cristian Motriuc, Mihai Bădărău, Radu Duda, Mihai Verbiţchi, Bogdan Gheorghiu.

1982 NU POT SĂ DORM (I cannot sleep) by Ion Brad

Stage design: Virgil Luscov, music Viorel Creţu, with: Nicolae Iliescu, Vistrian Roman, Mariana Cercel, Andrei Codarcea, Jean Lorin Florescu, Jana Gorea, Dinu Ianculescu, Nicolae Ifrim, Marius Ionescu, Maria Ploae, Sorin Medeleni, Stamate Popescu, Vasile Pupeză, Mircea Rusu, Radu Duda, George Alexandru, George Bandol. 

1984 LATE ROMANCE   by Peter Turrini

Stage design: Mihaela Dulea, with: Tatiana Iekel, Nicolae Dinică.

1984 MITICĂ POPESCU, musical based on Camil Petrescu's play 

Music: Nicu Alifantis, song lyrics: Alexandru Andrieş, Stage design: Virgil Luscov and Gloria Iovan, choreography: Doina Andronache, with: Mitică Popescu, Monica Mihăiescu, Dinu Manolache, Anda Călugareanu, Adriana Şchiopu, Rodica Negrea, Monica Ghiuţă, Nicolae Dinică, Jean Lorin Florescu, Mihai Dinvale, Gheoghe Visu, Liana Ceterchi, Doina Tamaş, Cristian Motriuc, Sorin Medeleni, Iuliu Popescu, Vasile Pupeză. 

1987 BĂTRÂNA ŞI HOŢUL (The old woman and the burglar) by Viorel Savin

Stage design: Virgil Luscov, with: Irina Răchiţeanu-Sirianu, Sorin Medeleni.

1987 GOETHE M'A DIT (Goethe told me) by Pierre de Boisdeffre

Stage design: Dan Manoliu, with: Florin Călinescu, Doina Şerban, Nicolae Pomoje. 

1988 CU OCHII DESCHIŞI (Eyes wide open), based on Ana Blandiana's writings  

Stage design: Virgil Luscov, with: Irina Răchiţeanu-Sirianu.

1982 FARFALLA… FARFALLA (Butterfly... butterfly) by Aldo Nicolaj

Stage design: Adriana Leonescu, with: Olga Tudorache, Carmen Tănase, Radu Duda. 

1996 CHILDREN OF THE SUN by Maxim Gorky

Stage design: Vitorio Holtier, with: Mihai Dinvale, Claudiu Istodor, Cătălina Mustaţă, Lamia Beligan, Irina Movilă, Sorin Medeleni, Radu Amzulescu.

1990 MINUNEA ÎNVIERII LUI (The miracle of His Resurrection) by Picu Piciu Pătruţ

Stage design: Maria Miu, with: Leopoldina Bălănuţă, Carmen Galin, Ana Ciontea, Nicolae Dinică, Ion Chelaru, Liana Ceterchi, Rodica Negrea, Domniţa Constantiniu, Dan Condurache, Dinu Manolache, Cristian Motriuc, Nicolae Iliescu, Papil Panduru, Ion Lupu, Marius Ionescu, Constantin Dinescu, Nicolae Ifrim. 

German Theatre, Timişoara

1978 TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare

Stage design: Traian Zamfirescu, with: Inge Meyer, Ida Gaza, Bernd von Bomches, Ildiko Jarsek-Zamfirescu. 

ELECTRA by Sophocles 

Stage design: Traian Zamfirescu, with: Tatiana Sessler, Ida Gaza, Anda Borteanu.

The National Theatre, Craiova 

1983  GREUL PĂMÂNTULUI (Earth spirit) by Valeriu Anania  

Stage design: Viorel Stegaru-Penişoară, with: Petre Gheorghiu-Dolj, Leni Pintea-Homeag, Ilie Gheorghe, Ştefan Mirea, Alexandru Sassu, Valentin Mihali, Vasile Cosma, Valer Dellakeza, Iancu Goanţă, Emil Bozdogescu, Pavel Casu, Mirela Cioabă, Aurelia Minerva, Ion Colan, Maria Ciochina, Elena Gheorghiu, Mircea Hădarcă, Petre Mihăiescu, Georgeta Luchian, Constanţa Nicolau, Nicoleta Oancea.

1988 MOBILĂ ŞI DURERE (Furniture and suffering) by Teodor Mazilu 

Stage design: Ştefania Cenean and Viorel Stegaru-Penişoară, with: Ilie Gheoghe, Tamara Popescu, Alexandru Sassu, Mirela Cioabă, Valentin Mihali, Ion Colan. 

1981 PRAGUL ALBASTRU (The blue threshold) by I. D. Sârbu  

Stage design: Viorel Stegaru-Penişoară and Ştefania Cenean, with: Tudor Gheorghe, Leni Pintea-Homeag, Ozana Oancea, Mirela Cioabă, Gabi Baciu, Monica Modreanu, Constanţa Nicolau, Nataşa Rab, Iosefina Stoica, Georgeta Luchian, Valer Dellakeza, Ion Colan, Constantin Cicort, Remus Margineanu, Teodor Marinescu, Ştefan Mirea, Marian Negrescu,  Tudorel Petrescu, Angel Rababoc.

1994 ANIMAL FARM, adapted from George Orwell 

Stage design: Maria Miu, music: Nicu Alifantis, choreography: Francisc Valkay, with: Ilie Gheorghe, Valer Dellakeza, Valentin Mihali, Angel Rababoc, Marian Negrescu, Lamia Beligan, Adrian Andone, Tamara Popescu, Nataşa Raab, Gabriela Baciu, Anca Dincă, Adriana Moca, Anca Dinu, Monica Modreanu, Mirela Cioaba.  

Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest

1989 PRIVIND ÎN JUR CU OCHI FĂRĂ LUMINĂ (Looking around with sightless eyes) by Radu F. Alexandru 

Stage design: Mihai Mădescu, with: Mariana Buruiană, Mirela Gorea, Ioana Pavelescu, Ion Besoiu, Costică Drăgănescu, Claudiu Istodor. 

"Valeria Seciu" Independent Theatre

1992 DEATH AND THE MAIDENDE by Ariel Dorfman   

Stage design: Ştefania Cenean, with: George Constantin, Dana Dogaru, Dan Condurache. 

"Al. Davilla" Theatre, Piteşti

1989 TRIUNGHIUL BERMUDELOR (The Bermuda Triangle) by Adrian Dohotaru 

With: Mirela Busuioc, Ileana Zărnescu, Ion Roxin, Dan Ivănesei, Dumitru Drăgan. 

1993 CE FORMIDABLE BORDEL by Eugene Ionesco 

With: Luminiţa Borta, Tudorel Filimon, Dan Ivănesei.

State Jewish Theatre, Bucharest 

1995 SCOOP by Woody Allen

Stage design: Puiu Antemir, with: Ovidiu Cuncea, Marius Drogeanu, Mihaela Sârbu, Boris Petroff, Mihai Ciupercescu.

            The director has also staged plays at the theatres in Târgu Mureş, Satu Mare, Giurgiu.

            National Theatre, Cluj


2008 ACESTI NEBUNI FĂŢARNICI  (These hypocritical lunatics) by Teodor Mazilu


2011  THE ODD COUPLE  by Neil Simon

          at the "Sica Alexandrescu" Theatre in Brasov


2012        LE DINDON / SAUCE FOR THE GOOSE   by Georges Feydeau

 2004-2006 TVR   Minorities under three dictatorships. The Jews. 1938-1945 (63 episodes)

 

 

 

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