Friday, April 2, 2021, 21:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Zemouri Samir / Algeria

Actor: Nicolae Poghirc

Episode: Day 5. Story 2

about the Director

Zemouri Samir

As far as his beginnings in the artistic field are concerned, he began to do theater in 1987 at the summer camp of the CNAS center in Cap Falcon, where he played a small role in plays for children, then in 1990 at the C.E.M. Bencheneb, Oran, at the end of each music class, he went on stage to do a little animation for the students of his class, he was a voice imitator (he imitated: the inspector Tahar, Rouiched, Boubegra), and his classmates liked him a lot, and also, the music teacher Me Bouarfa advised him to do theater, because she found that he has a gift, and that he could be an actor.

In 1994, he joined the Numidya Cultural Association, to take Amazigh language courses, and there he found a theatrical troupe within the association called Troupe TAFRARA, where he began to officially do theater as an actor, and he has made several theatrical productions.

In 1998 he became member of the association and student in the theater school, supervised by the host and man of the theater: Mr. Mihoubi Mohamed, in which he participated as an actor in several theatrical pieces. He is also member of the association “Mesrah El Madina” directed by the professional actor: Adar Mohamed.

In 2003, he became member of the Cultural Association of Books and the Arts (ACLA).

Then, in 2004, he became member of the Abdelkader Alloula Foundation.

Samir Zemouri is also an Oran style variety singer, Kabyle, Chaoui and Chaabi Algerian and Haouzi, and he toured nationally as a variety singer with the culture direction of Oran, L’A.P.C. D’ORAN, the palace of culture of Oran and also with various Algerian show organizers,  since 1999 to our days.

about the actor

Nicolae Poghirc

Nicolae Poghirc was born in Baia Mare and spent his childhood in Bârlad. He graduated from “George Enescu” Academy of Arts in Iași, in 1995. During his career, he has performed at “V.I. Popa” Theatre in Bârlad, “Luceafărul” Theatre in Iași, The National Theatre in Timișoara, “Bacovia” Municipal Theatre in Bacău. Since 1998, he has been part of the artistic team of the National Theatre in Craiova.

 He has also been the manager of both “Ariel” Municipal Theatre in Râmnicu Vâłcea and “Alexandru Davila” Theatre in Pitești.

Nicolae Poghirc states that his collaboration with Silviu Purcărete has been by far the most important of his life: “From Silviu Purcărete I’ve learnt the essentials (of theatre).”

He has starred in four plays directed by Purcărete in Craiova: “Ubu rex with scenes from Macbeth” after A. Jarry and W. Shakespeare, “Twelfth Night or What you Will” by W. Shakespeare, “Measure for Measure”, by W. Shakespeare and “A Tempest” by W. Shakespeare.

In Craiova, he has also worked with a number of important Romanian directors: Vlad Mugur (“The Servant of Two Masters” by C. Goldoni, “The Carnival Lanes” by C. Goldoni), László Bocsárdi (“The Playboy of the Western World”, by J.M. Synge, “Caligula”, by A. Camus, “Tot Family”, by István Örkény), Mihai Mănuțiu ( “Timon of Athens”, by W. Shakespeare) , Mircea Cornișteanu (“D’ale carnavalului”, by I.L. Caragiale) , Claudiu Goga ( “The Government Inspector”, by N. Gogol, “Night Asylum”, by M. Gorki) , Alexandru Berceanu (“D’ale Carnavalului, by I.L. Caragiale) etc, but also with several international well-reputed directors: Robert Wilson ( “Rhinoceros”, by Eugene Ionesco), Yiannis Paraskevopoulos ( “Romeo and Juliet”, by W. Shakespeare) , Janusz Wiśniewski (“ The Apocalypse”, after Shakespeare) etc.

He has received multiple awards, such as the “I.D. Sîrbu” Award for theatre, “Mozaic” magazine’s Award (for his role as “Crăcănel” in “D’ale carnavalului”) , the President’s Excellency Award, the UNITEM Awards Gala 2019 etc.

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