CV VICTOR IOAN FRUNZĂ

VICTOR IOAN FRUNZĂ

Stage director: theater, opera, puppet and animation, television

Graduate of the Theater and Film Academy in Bucharest (1981)

PhD in Performing Arts from the Theater and Film University in Bucharest (2009)

Performances staged as guest director at: The National Theater in Bucharest,

The National Theater in Cluj, The National Theater in Budapest, Hungary, The Jewish State Theater in Bucharest, The National Theater in Marseille, France, The Hungarian Theater in Cluj, The Szigligeti Ede Theater in Szolnok, Hungary, The National Theater in Targu Mures, The Drama Theater in Galati, The State Theater in Oradea, The Youth Theater in Piatra Neamt, The Chamber Theater in Budapest, Hungary, Theater in dem Kreide in Bochum, Germany, Burgtheater in Cologne, Germany, New Theater Budapest, The National Theater in Prague, The National Theater in Bratislava, The State Theater in Komarom etc.

1990-1993: General Manager of The National Theater in Cluj

1992-1995: General Manager of Inoportun Theater of UNITER

1990-1992: Associate Professor at the Opera Stage Direction Dept. of the Gheorghe Dima Conservatoire in Cluj

1990-1994: Associate Professor at the Stage Direction Dept. of the Theater Academy in Targu Mures

1994-1997 and since 2002-2004: member of the Senate of the Theaters’ Union of Romania (UNITER)

2003-2010: Associate Professor at the Stage Direction Dept. of the Theater and Film University in Bucharest

Created the Troupe on Barrels, the first independent theatrical project in Romania (1992-1997)

AUTHOR OF OVER 200 PERFORMANCES (SELECTION):

THE DRAGON by Evgeny Schwartz – 1981 / DOM JUAN by Moliere – 1989, 2012 / GHETTO by Joshua Sobol – 1993 / THE CHERRY ORCHARD by A. P. Tchekhov – 1991 / MARAT-SADE by Peter Weiss – 1991, 2006 / SATYRICON after Petronius – 1994 / HOST MICH NOCH LIEB by Bebe Bercovici – 1986 / THE CHILDREN’S CRUSADE by Lucian Blaga – 1992 / CARNIVAL IN JASSY by Vasile Alecsandri – 1989 / FALSTAFF after William Shakespeare – 1996 / BECKET by Jean Anouilh – 1996 / TAMBURLAINE THE GREAT by Christopher Marlowe – 1996 / LORENZACCIO by Alfred de Musset – 1997 / A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM by William Shakespeare – 1999, 2006, 2014 / TOM PAINE by Paul Foster – 1993, 2000 / PIG STRATEGY & THROUGH A CHILD’S EYES by Raymond Cousse – 2000 / MUTTER COURAGE by Bertolt Brecht – 2001, 2013 / THE LESSON by Eugène Ionesco – 2001, 2010 / EXIT THE KING by Eugène Ionesco – 2002 / HAMLET by William Shakespeare – 2003, 2004, 2007 / THE GIFT OF THE GORGON by Peter Shaffer – 2004 / THE CHAIRS by Eugène Ionesco – 2005 / MEDEE by Jean Anouilh – 2006 / THE THREEPENNY OPERA by Bertolt Brecht – 2000, 2006 / / FAUST by Goethe – 2007/ CALIGULA by Albert Camus -2008/ ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD by sir Tom Stoppard – 2009 / ANGELS IN AMERICA by Tony Kushner – 2012 / TARTUFFE by J.B.P. Molière – 2013 / Portugál by Zoltán Egressy – 2014

CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS ON THE ACTOR’S ART

Actor’s Art Studio – The National Theater in Budapest, Hungary, 1991

Word Expression – The Szigligeti Ede Theater in Szolnok, Hungary, 1994

On the Secret Power of Words – The National Theater in Timisoara, 1997

On the Secret Power of Words – UNATC, 2004

The Actor and His Words – Student Fest, Timisoara, 2005

The Poignant Theater – Kamara Szinhaz, Budapest, Hungary, 2006

Samuel Beckett and Fear – The Atelier Theater Festival, Baia Mare, 2006

Framing Shakespeare – Shalespeare Festival, Craiova, 2007

The Axilogie and The Censorship – ProHelvetia, 2007

How recognize the avant garde? – Sibiu, FITS, 2008

Master-class – UNATC, Bucharest, 2008, 2009

The preconception of the minor genre – Nottara Theatre, Bucharest, 2013

AWARDS:

49 national and international prizes received throughout the career (selection):

UNITER Award for Best Performance, Stage Direction Award of UNITER, International Association of Theater Critics Award, SOROS Foundation Award for Best Performance at Studio and Alternative Theaters’ Festival in Gödöllő (Hungary), Best Performance in the Magyar Space Award, Stage Direction Award of the National Theater Festival, Best Performance Award of the National Theater Festival, Best Performance and Best Stage Direction Award of the Romanian Dramaturgy Festival in Timisoara, Excellence Diploma for the contribution to the development of Romanian Television, etc.

ORDERS / DECORATIONS:

Order of the Star of Romania, Knight Class

Order of Malta, Knight Class

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