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Oana Sandu


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Oana Sandu

    Date and place of birth: 5 August 1973, Vaslui
    Graduated in 1996 from the “George Enescu” University of Arts in Iaşi, class of Dionisie Vitcu – Gheorghe Marinca; graduation mark: 10 (100%).
    Started working the same year at the State Theatre in Constanţa. Since 1997 working at the Iaşi National Theatre.
    Made stage debut playing The Amazon in „Penthesilea, regina amazoanelor” (“Penthesilea, Queen of the Amazons”) by Mioara Cremene, adapted from Wolf Kleist, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu – 1996
    2006 - obtained Master’s degree in Performance Arts.
    Graduated in 2003 from the Teaching Staff Training Department within the „Al. I. Cuza” University  in Iaşi. 
    Currently works as an associate professor at the “George Enescu” University of Arts in Iaşi, Acting Department, chair of “Body expression and education”
Roles played at the State Theatre in Constanţa
Gigolotti – The King Stag by Carlo Gozzi, directed by Liviu Manolache – 1996
Eros – Alcestis by Euripides, directed by Toma Enache – 1997
Ludmila – Crazy Cats, directed by Lucian Iancu – 1997 
Androgyne – Naştere încremenită (Frozen Birth), script and direction Mircea Pânzaru, based on poems by Nichita Stănescu – 1997 
Roles played at the “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi
Janice – The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-moon Marigolds by Paul Zindel, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1997
The Peasant woman – Chiriţa în provinţie (Chiriţa in the Countryside) by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 1997
Woman in red – Don Juan by Molière, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1998
Cobweb – A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 1998
Dara, Danica – Mrs Minister by Branislav Nušić, directed by Horea Popescu – 1998
The Dancer – Eu când vreau să fluier, fluier (When I feel Like Whistling, I Whistle) by Andreea Vălean, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1998
The Earth – Elizabeth I by Paul Foster, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1999
The Prostitute – Roberto Zucco by Bernard Marie Koltes, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 1999
The Script supervisor – The Pelican adapted from August Strindberg, directed by Dan Vasile – 2000
Secretary Bornescu – Circul Matteo (The Matteo Circus) by Adrian Lustig, directed by Dan Vasile – 2001
The Dancer – The Fox and the Grapes by Guillherme Figueiredo, directed by Vitalie Bichir – 2001
The Egyptian woman– Căsătorie cu de-a sila (The Forced Marriage)  adapted from Molière, directed by Cezar Ghioca – 2001
A Mask – Misery and Nobility by Eduardo Scarpetta, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 2001
Mrs. Aoi, Mishima’s disciple, The Temptation – Nō Five Love Stories by Yukio Mishima, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2002
Julien de la Bois Bourredon – Plăcutele istorii de dragoste şi moarte (Pleasant Stories of Love and Death) adapted from Balzac’s Droll Stories), directed by Virgil Tănase – 2003
Vyasemskaya –  A Dog’s Heart: An Appalling Story adapted from Mikhail Bulgakov, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 2003
Alina, The Girl – Superba, nevăzuta cămilă (The Magnificent, Unseen Camel) adapted from Dumitru Solomon, directed by Liviu Manoliu – 2003
Natalya Stepanova – Despre efectul dăunător al nostalgiei (About the Harmful Effects of Nostalgia) adapted from A. P. Chekhov, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 2004
Domnica – Apus de soare (Setting Sun) adapted from Barbu Ştefănescu Delavrancea, directed by Eugen Todoran – 2004
The Parrot woman – Salome by Oscar Wilde, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2004
The Vivandiere– Macbeth by William Shakespeare, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu – 2007
A Niece, A Stranger – Nevasta lui Hans (Hans’s Wife) by Ion Sapdaru, adapted from Nichita Danilov, directed by Ion Sapdaru – 2008

Doll, Apparition - The Mountain Giants by Luigi Pirandello, directed by : Silviu Purcarete - 2009

 The Receptionist Girl -the Merchant of Time by Matei Vişniec, directed by Ovidiu Lazar - 2009

Anette Reille - Zeul macelului by Yasmina Reza, directed by Cristian Hadji-Culea - 2010

The Troyan Prisoners Choir -  Aici, la porţile beznei - after Hecuba and other tragedies of Euripide, directed by: Mihai Măniuţiu-2010

Rhino - "Rhinoceros" by Eugène Ionesco, directed by Claudiu Goga, 2011.

O femeie la metrou, un gardian -"Edmond" de David Mamet, regia Vlad Massaci-2012

Protipendada - "Iaşii în carnaval" de Vasile Alecsandri, regia-Alexandru Dabija, 2012

Vasilica-The Fools under the Moonlight, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr, 2012

Wedding participant,  Choir -Florentine Hat by Eugene labiche, directed by Silviu Purcărete -2013

Woman in red -Domnul Swedenborg vrea să viseze, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu -2013 

the Nurse, the Asistant, Severine -Cum am devenit stupid (after Martin Page), directed byIrina Popescu Boieru-2014 

“Agatha Bârsescu” Award bestowed by the “George Enescu” University of Arts Iaşi, 1995
Special Diploma of the “I. L. Caragiale” National Theatre Festival, “Tomorrow’s Theatre” section – Bucharest, 1996
Special Diploma of the “I. L. Caragiale” National Theatre Festival– Iaşi, 1996
Nomination for the Best Show Award at the Student Theatre Festival – Sibiu, 1996
The “First Role” Grand Prize at the National Contest of the Drama Faculties  – 1996
Diploma for participating in the Festival of Puppet Actors – Botoşani, 1996
UNITER Prize for 1996 - Drama Schools’ Diploma for the show Bine, mamă, da’ ăştia povestesc în actu’ doi ce se-ntâmplă-n actu’ntâi (I Don’t Get It, Mom, in the Second Act They Tell You What Happened in the First) by Matei Vişniec – 1997
Award for Imagery, with the show Nō Five Love Stories, directed by Alexander Hausvater, la Image Drama Festival, Tg.Mureş, 2003
Directing activity:
•    the “So What” troupe of the National College, Iaşi
•    the ARIEL troupe of the  “Alexandru Cel Bun” School, Iaşi
•    A Dog’s Heart: An Appalling Story, directed by Ion Sapdaru, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi – 2003 
•    The Cherry Orchard, directed by Ion Sapdaru, the “Fani Tardini” Theatre, Galaţi 
•    Călătorii cu Alice (Travels with Alice), script and direction: Radu Ghilaş – the show received the First Prize, “Eu în Europa”, granted by the C.M.S.C. (Iaşi, 2005), and Second Prize at the Vocational High-schools Festival, Timişoara, 2006 
•    Harap Alb Remix (The White Moor Remix), directed by Emil Coşeru, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi 
•    Nevasta lui Hans (Hans’s Wife), directed by Ion Sapdaru, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi – 2008  
•    Mistreţul cu colţi de argint (The Silver-Fanged Boar), directed by Ciprian Huţanu, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi – 2008 
•    To be or not to be ... in love, directed by Antonela Cornici, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi – 2008 
•    A Marriage Proposal , directed by Adrian Buliga, “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi – 2008 
The Athenaeum in Tătăraşi: played  Rivka in “Dieu de vengeance”, directed by Guy Cambreleng.
The French Cultural Centre: played The Snake in “Adam şi Eva” (“Adam and Eve”), script and direction Radu Ghilaş, and Sarpekenaka in "Ramayana” adapted from the Indian epic, directed by Arnold Landen.
Collaborates with the Centre for Community Mediation and Security – Iaşi, working on educational drama projects. 
Various collaborations with Radio Iaşi, TVR Iaşi, Tele M, etc.
        UNITER member since 2008.
            Physical details: 1,65 m, 54 kg, hazel eyes. 
            Hobby: music, dancing, educational drama, design.
            Motto: Make peace with yourself in order to make peace with the others.
            Message to the audience: Through theatre, the soul relives all the world’s stories. Join us ands we’ll relive them together. Tell you own story, maybe one day you’ll be glad the others have heard it. Don’t be shy, we all have something to learn. Theatre is merely the means that allows us to learn and enjoy ourselves at the same time.


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