Monday, March 22, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Mathylde Demarez / Belgium

Actor: Raluca Păun

Episode: Day 7. Story 3

about the Director

Mathylde Demarez

Graduated in 1998 from the I.N.S.A.S. in interpretation, she divides her work between France, where she plays for the troupe l’Escouade (Barocco de nuit à la Baraka, by Emmanuel Billy, 1998; XX.S, small chronicles of a century already passed, 1999; Alphabet, spectacle for the young audiences, 2000), for the Compagnie des 3T (La divine poubelle, street theater, 2001), and for Patrick Veschueren (Secrets d’Alcôves by J.-M. Piemme, 2001); and Belgium, where she plays in particular for Didier Payen and Isabelle Marcellin (Le cirque celibataire, 2001), Marcel Delval (Personne ne voit la vidéo of Martin Crimp, 2002), Mathias Gokalp (MI-temps, short-film, 2002) , and for RasmusÖlme & Max Cuccaro (L’art de la fuite, UltimaVez, 2003).

She also works with the Swiss company of Jours Tranquilles (Du talent pour le Bonheur, 2002; Judith, 2004; To be or to be, 2005; Protestant!, 2006). She also works with Groupe TOC (Les 24h de Tina Pools in search of happiness by Marie Henry, Mélanie Zucconi, 2006).

In 2012, she played the main female role in the feature film De leur vivant by Geraldine Doignon. She plays in the Zone Blanche series in 2019 and Amour fou in 2020.

Since 2003, she co-directs, with Ludovic Barth, the ClinicOrgasm Society with which she has created around ten shows (J’ai gravé le nom de ma grenouille dans ton foie, European tour from 2005 to 2015, DTC (on est bien) World tour from 2009 to 2015 , the triptych on the normality Pré-Blé-Fusée European Tour from 2012 to 2013, Si tu me survis… in collaboration with Marielle Pinsard, European Tour 2016, Y a pas grand-chose qui me révolte pour le moment, in collaboration with the tourangelle company Théâtre à Cru, European Tour 2018 to 2021, Ton jolie rouge gorge Belgian Tour 2020), as well as many performative forms (Les KroniksBrusselloises from 2005 to 2006 and Les Chroniques Lilloises in 2012, based on an idea by Marielle Pinsard, the fictional music group Das Boot European Tour from 2013 to 2019, the research laboratories, Les Dix Commandements, European Tour from 2013 to 2019…).

about the actor

Raluca Păun

An explosive presence on Marin Sorescu Theatre’s stage, and a real comic force, Raluca Păun is an extremely complex artist who impresses both through her effervescent acting creations, and through her directing activity.

She has staged performances both at the Craiova National Theatre (Dangerous Liaisons by Choderlos de Laclos; Cabina artistelor by Arnošt Goldflam; The Old Man’s Daughter and the Old Woman’s Daughter after Ion Creangă and 1,2,3… BÉBÉ by André Roussin, for which she has signed the direction together with Alexandru Boureanu), and within the independent theatre (Teatrulescu Company).

She graduated from the University of Craiova, Theatre Art Department / Acting, class prof. Ilie Gheorghe, between 2001 and 2008 she worked at the „Anton Pann“ Theatre in Râmnicu Vâlcea, and since 2003 she has been an actress at the „Marin Sorescu” National Theatre.

Her characters are nuanced, surprising, full of well-controlled humor, sometimes full of sensitivity and sometimes irresistibly energetic, both for the audiences and for the directors who cast her in extremely challenging productions.

In the current season only, she plays in almost twenty performances at the Craiova National Theatre, very diverse roles in different nuances of the comic: TOC TOC by Laurent Baffie, which she translated, and which she directed together with Alexandru Boureanu; Maria/other characters, in Heart and Other Meat Products by Dan Coman, directed by Radu Afrim; A Woman, in Playground text and direction Raul Coldea; Mechthildin Bang by Marius von Mayenburg, directed by Theodor Cristian Popescu; Rozicain Chocolate House by David Drábek, directed by Radu Afrim; Karenin Mars by Alexa Băcanu, directed by Dragoș Alexandru Mușoiu; Mirain White Room by Alexandra Badea, directed by Florin Caracala; Raluca in Retroelectro, text and direction Bogdan Georgescu; Magdelonin Fȇte after Molière, directed by Andreea Ciocîrlan; Zoia in The Jays by Alexandru Kiriţescu, directed by Alexandru Boureanu; The Third Onein If We Thought Out Loud by Adnan Lugonić, directed by Radu Afrim; Anca/Anca’s Mother/Mara’s Mother/ Romanian Teacher/ TV Anchor in The Religion Teacher by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Bobi Pricop etc.

Belgium artists talk