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Rodica Arghir

          Date and place of birth: 9 December 1956, Galaţi
          Graduated from the Faculty of Decorative Arts, Scenography Department, class of 1982. Started working the same year at the “Victor Ion Popa” Theatre in Bârlad; working as Scenographer at the “Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre in Iaşi since 1984.
Professional activity
“Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad
51% by I.D. Şerban, directed by Constantin Dinischiotu – 1982
The Telegram by Aldo Nicolaj, directed by Florin Preduna – 1983
Pensiunea Doamnei Olimpia (Madam Olimpia's Boarding House)  by I. D. Şerban, directed by Matei Varodi – 1983
Dănilă Prepeleac by Constantin Paiu, directed by Matei Varodi – 1983
The Innkeeper by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Matei Varodi – 1983
Jolly Joker by Tudor Popescu, directed by Cristian Nacu – 1984
Clipa (The Moment) by Virgil Stoenescu, directed by Constantin Dinischiotu – 1984
Piatra din casă (The Spinster Daughter) by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Vali Mihalachi – 1984
The Morality of Mrs. Dulska by Gabriela Zapolska, directed by Matei Varodi – 1984

“Vasile Alecsandri” National Theatre, Iaşi
The Bench by Alexander Gelman; directed by Saul Taişler – 1985
Farewell in June by Alexander Vampilov; directed by Cristina Ioviţă – 1985
Insula (The Island) by Mihail Sebastian; directed by Dan Stoica – 1985
Răceala (The Cold) by Marin Sorescu; directed by Nicoleta Toia – 1985
O dragoste nebună, nebună, nebună … (It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Love...) by Tudor Popescu;  directed by Cristina Ioviţă – 1986
Cerul înstelat deasupra noastră (The Starry Sky above Us) by Ecaterina Oproiu; directed by Cristina Ioviţă – 1986
O noapte furtunoasă (A Stormy Night) by I. L. Caragiale; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1986
Elegy by  P. Pavlovski; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1987
Urmărirea (The Chase) adapted from Dumitru Solomon; directed by Liviu Manoliu – 1987
On the Harmful Effects of Tobacco, The Bear, The Recommendation by A. P. Chekhov;  directed by Ion Lascăr – 1988
Mielul turbat (The Rabid Lamb)  by Aurel Baranga; directed by Bogdan Ulmu – 1988
Appetite for Cherries by A. Osiecka; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1989
Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1989
Cartea lui Ioviţă (Ioviţă’s Book)  by Paul Everac; directed by Dan Alexandrescu – 1989
The Father by August Strindberg; directed by Dan Alexandrescu – 1989
The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1990                
Orpheus Descending by Tennessee Williams; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1991
Socrate (Socrates) by Dumitru Solomon; directed by Nicolae Scarlat – 1992
Spectatorul condamnat la moarte (The Spectator Sentenced to Death) by Matei Vişniec; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1992              
The Seagull by A. P. Chekhov; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1992
Tonight We Improvise by Luigi Pirandello; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1993
D’ale carnavalului (Carnival Capers) by I. L. Caragiale; directed by Emil Coşeru – 1993
Bertoldo at Court by Massimo Dursi; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1994
Venexiana; directed by Cristian Hadji–Culea – 1994
Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1995
Mountain Embers by Peter Turrini; directed by Dan Stoica – 1996
O rugăciune de prisos (A Wasted Prayer) by George Astaloş; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1996
Nu sunt Turnul Eiffel (I Am Not the Eiffel Tower) by Ecaterina Oproiu; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1996
Veselul Alecsandri (Alecsandri, Always Cheerful); directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1996
Caviar, vodka şi bye–bye (Caviar, vodka and bye–bye) by George Astaloş; directed by Emil Coşeru – 1996
Swan Song by A. P. Chekhov; directed by Ada Lupu – 1997
Mrs Minister by B. Nušić; directed by Horea Popescu – 1998
Teibele şi demonul ei by Isaac Bashevis Singer; directed by Alexander Hausvater – 1998
Don Juan, adapted from Molière; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1998
Sub semnul lui Sisif (Under the Sign of Sisyphus), adapted from Euripides; directed by Constantin Popa  – 1999
Elizabeth I  by Paul Foster; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1999
Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 1999
Roberto Zucco by M. Koltes; directed by Alexander Hausvater – 1999
The Pelican adapted from August Strindberg; directed by Dan Vasile – 2000
Conul Leonida faţă cu reacţiunea (Mr. Leonida vs. the Reactionism) by I. L. Caragiale; directed by Ion Mânzatu – 2000
Maşina de vânt (The Wind Machine) by Constantin Popa; directed by Constantin Popa – 2000
Misery and Nobility by Eduardo Scarpetta; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 2001
Circul Matteo (The Matteo Circus) by Adrian Lustig; directed by Dan Vasile – 2001                   
The Fox and the Grapes  by Guilherme Figueredo; directed by Vitalie Bichir – 2002
The Court Singer by Frank Wedekind; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 2002
A Dog’s Heart: An Appalling Story by Mikhail Bulgakov; directed by Ion  Sapdaru – 2003
Jack, or The Submission. The Future is in Eggs by Eugene Ionesco; directed by Moshe Yassur – 2003
Judith by Howard Barker; directed by Moshe Yassur – 2003
Despre efectul dăunător al nostalgiei (About the Harmful Effects of Nostalgia) adapted from A. P. Chekhov; directed by Ion  Sapdaru – 2004
Dancing at Lughnasa by Brian Friel; directed by Ada Lupu – 2004
Salome adapted from Oscar Wilde; directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2004
Banii n-au miros (Money Has No Smell) by Paşcu Balaci; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 2004
Ivona, The Princess of Burgundia by Witold Gombrowicz; directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 2005
Viaţa mea sexuală (My Sex Life) by Cornel George Popa; directed by Cornel George Popa – 2005
A Matter of Translation, adapted from I. L. Caragiale; directed by Adi Carauleanu – 2005
O noapte furtunoasă (A Stormy Night) (pantomime show) by I. L. Caragiale; directed by Adi Afteni – 2006
Love in Venice, adapted from a stage script by George Carabin; collective direction – 2006
IA’ŞI un tramvai (Iaşi by Tram) (show staged for the celebration of "Iaşi Days"), directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 2006
Tropical Tree by Yukio Mishima, directed by Alexander Hausvater – 2007
The Bath House by Vladimir Mayakovsky, directed by Ovidiu Lazăr – 2007

Gheorghe Popescu by Constantin Popa, directed by: Ovidiu Lazar - 2009

Fluturii sunt liberi by Leonard Gershe, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 2010 
Tinereţe fără bătrâneţe şi viaţă fără de moarte, script/direction Teodor Corban – 2010 
Zeul măcelului by Yasmina Reza, directed by Cristian Hadji-Culea – 2010 
Dawn-Way (Oameni slabi de înger. Ghid de folosire) by Oleg Bogaev, directed by Radu Afrim – 2011 
Comedia dragostei şi-a urii, studiu de teatru-dans cu texte de William Shakespeare, directed by Ion Mircioagă – 2011 
Trei surori by A. P. Cehov, directed by Cristian Hadji-Culea – 2012 
Nirvana, directed by Liviu Cristian – 2012 
Focul (451° Fahrenheit) by Ray Bradbury, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 2012 
Damen Tango by Valentina Aslanova, directed by Vitalie Lupaşcu, 2013

             Collaborations:
Mări sub pustiuri (Seas underneath Deserts) by D. R. Popescu; directed by Natalia Dănăilă –„Luceafărul” Theatre, Iaşi – 1987
Neamul şoimăreştilor (Story of the Şoimaru Family) adapted from Mihail Sadoveanu; directed by C-tin Brehnescu –„Luceafărul” Theatre, Iaşi – 1989
Zamolxe by Lucian Blaga; directed by Silviu Fusu –„Ion Creangă” Theatre, Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova – 1990
Smerita (The Humble One), adapted from Dostoyevsky; directed by Dan Alexandrescu – Târgu-Mureş National Theatre– 1990
Dresoarea de fantome (The Ghost Tamer)  by Ion Băieşu; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – 1990 – the „Pluriel” Troupe, Avignon Theatre Festival, France
La Traviata by Giuseppe Verdi; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera– 1991
The Bald Soprano by Eugène Ionesco; directed by Petru Vutcărău –„Eugène Ionesco” Theatre, Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova – 1991
The King Stag by Carlo Gozzi; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru –„Luceafărul” Theatre,  Chişinău, the Republic of Moldova – 1991
The Innkeeper by Carlo Goldoni; directed by Tino Geirun –„Pygmalion” Theatre – Vienna, Austria – 1991
Miss Julie by August Strindberg; directed by Tino Geirun –„Pygmalion” Theatre Vienna, Austria – 1991
L'elisir d'amore by Donizetti; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera – 1992         
Vision d’amour; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera– 1992
Pescăruşul din livada cu vişine (The Seagull in the Cherry Orchard) by Horia Garbea; directed by Bogdan Ulmu – “Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad – 1992
A Soldier’s Tale by Igor Stravinsky; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera– 1992
Copacul cu iluzii (The Illusion Tree) (plays by early Romanian playwrights); directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – National Theatre, Bucharest – 1992
Tinereţe fără bătrâneţe (Youth Eternal), adapted from Petre Ispirescu; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – the „Pluriel” Troupe, Rennes Theatre Festival, France – 1993
Cymbeline by William Shakespeare; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru – the „Pluriel” Troupe, Besançon – Dijon – Urbino – Costineşti – Vilnius – Glasgow – 1993
The School for Fathers by Wolf-Ferarri; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera– 1993
The Nutcracker by P. I. Tchaikovsky; choreography Gheorghe Stanciu – Iaşi Opera – 1994
The Little Prince by Antoine by Saint–Exupery; directed by Ruxandra Bucescu –„Luceafărul” Theatre, Iaşi – 1995
Cosi fan tutte by W.A.Mozart; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera – 1995
Pericles by William Shakespeare; directed by Alexander Hausvater –Odeon Theatre, Majestic Hall, Bucharest – 1995
Marat /Sade by Peter Weiss; directed by Tino Geirun – National Theatre in Târgu-Mureş – 1996
The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera – 1996
Wuthering Heights; music: Robert Taylor; directed by Anda Tăbăcaru – Iaşi Opera – 1997
Tinereţe fără bătrâneţe (Youth Eternal), adapted from Petre Ispirescu; directed by Constantin Brehnescu –„Luceafărul” Theatre, Iaşi – 1999
Baltagul (The Hatchet), adapted from Mihail Sadoveanu; directed by Toma Hogea –„Luceafărul” Theatre, Iaşi,   „Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad – 2000                         
Rainmaker by Richard Nash; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru –„Victor Ion Popa” Theatre,  Bârlad – 2000
Opera Pour Les Futurs Dictateurs by Antonis Doriadis; music: Mikis Theodorakis; directed by Ianys  Margaritis – “Ovidiu” Theatre, Constanţa – 2000
When I Was a Girl, I Used to Scream and Shout by Sharman MacDonald, directed by Ada Lupu – Youth Theatre, Piatra Neamţ – 2000
The Night of the Iguana by Tennessee Williams; directed by Irina Popescu Boieru –„Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad – 2001
Lord of the Flies by William Golding; directed by Ada Lupu – Youth Theatre, Piatra Neamţ – 2001
Gaiţele (The Wasps’ Nest) by Al. Kiritescu; directed by Dorin Mihăilescu –„Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad – 2002
D’ale  carnavalului (Carnival Capers) by I. L. Caragiale; directed by Matei Varodi – “Victor Ion Popa” Theatre, Bârlad – 2002
The Cherry Orchard by A. P. Chekhov; directed by Ion Sapdaru – „Fani Tardini” Drama Theatre, Galaţi – 2004
Chiriţa by Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Ion Sapdaru –„Mihai Eminescu” Theatre, Botoşani – 2005
Magic afternoon by Wolfgang Bauer, directed by Dan Stoica – „Fani Tardini” Drama Theatre, Galaţi – 2007
Dead Souls, adapted from N. V. Gogol, directed by Ion Sapdaru –„Mihai Eminescu” Theatre, Botoşani – 2007
            Took part in numerous prestigious festivals, in Romania and abroad (France, Italy, Austria, Lithuania, Scotland).
            Teaching activity:
1991 - 1992 History of Scenography – “George Enescu” University of Arts Iaşi
2000 - 2001 The Art pf Scenography – „Octav Bancilă”Art High-School, Iaşi 
2006 – 2007 Introduction into the Art of Theatre Performance – “George Enescu” University of Arts, specialisation Actor's Art and Theatrology
            PhD candidate in Theatrology at the “George Enescu” University of Arts; thesis topic:  „Teatrul poetic european – momentul Cehov” ("The European Poetic Theatre: Chekhov").
            Awards:
1989 UNITER award for scenography for the shows „Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Irina Popescu Boieru and „The Father” by August Strindberg, directed by Dan Alexandrescu


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