Thursday, March 4, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Yura Divakov / Belarus

Actor: Cătălin Vieru

Episode: Day 4. Story 2

about the Director

Yura Divakov

Yura Divakov is an accomplished actor, puppeteer and director based in Minsk, Belarus. He studied at Minsk State College of Arts and completed a specialisation in puppet theatre at the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Arts.
Yura worked as an actor at the Belarusian State Puppet Theater (2010-12) and Mogilev Regional Puppet Theater (2012-14). In 2011, he founded the independent group Laboratory Figures Oskar Schlem where he worked as a lighting designer and puppet maker. In their first five years, the Laboratory created more than 15 performances and toured in more than 15 international festivals in Belarus, Germany, Poland and Slovakia.
Yura has directed several plays for the Gomel Puppet Theater including Fable, based on the fables of Jean de La Fontaine and Plisch and Plum, based on the poem of Wilhelm Bush, translated by Daniil Kharms for which he was nominated for the Belarusian National Theater Prize in the category of Best Director. Yura has also directed Woyzeck at the Yanka Kupala National Academic Theater (Minsk), Mistobogiv and The Accident in the City of Goga at the Golden Gate Theater (Kyiv), Pozory at Teatr Czrevo (Poland), Song of Songs at Art Corporation (Minsk) and several productions for the Gomel City Youth Theater and Gomel Regional Drama Theatre (Belarus).
In 2019 Yura’s productions Song of Songs and The Country Doctor were included in the International Theatre Forum TEATR 2019 (Belarus), and in 2020 Yura’s production Gogol. Fatum. was included in the International Theatre Forum TEATR 2020 (Belarus). 
Since 2019, Yura became an integral part of an award-winning Belarus Free Theatre (BFT) performing in Dogs of Europe and Time of Women and directing Reykjavik ’74 (Belarus/UK). He teaches Object Theatre at Studio Fortinbras, BFT’s academy in Minsk and the only independent theatre school in Belarus.
about the actor

Cătălin Vieru

Graduate of “Babeş-Bolyai” University, Faculty of Theater and Television, Romanian Acting Department, Miklos Bacs Class, class of 2011, Catalin Vieru became an actor of the National Theater “Marin Sorescu” in 2012.

His acting earnestness and, very often, his capacity of performing chameleonic characters consider him a precious “asset” within the artistic troup.

In Craiova he played numerous roles in theatre such as Adrian, Francisco – „O furtună” după W. Shakespeare, director Silviu Purcărete, Officer – „The Apocalypse” after Shakespeare, director Janusz Wisniewski, Jammie – „HOT L Baltimore”by Lanford Wilson, director Peter Schneider, Rhinocer Head – „Rhinoceros” by Eugène Ionesco, director Robert Wilson, Cassius – „Iulius Caesar” – by W. Shakespeare, director Peter Schneider, Rakitin– „A month in the country”– by Ivan Turgenev,  Tom- „Bang”– by Marius von Mayenburg, director Theodor Cristian Popescu, Tom- „Radio”– by Eric Bogosian, director Bobi Pricop, Horsewoman/ Lysander- „Athens by night” after A midsummer night’s dream& Timon of Athens by W.Shakespeare, director Charles Chemin.

The choreographic skills complete successfully his artistic profile and this has been already noticed in theater plays as Operation Mars by Alexa Bacanu.

For the role Hlestakov in „The Government Inspector” by N.V. Gogol staged at the  ,,Anton Pann” Theater  Rm. Vâlcea he has been nominated under the Debut Section at the UNITER Awards, 2012

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