about the Director
Manoel Prazeres was born in Rio de Janeiro in January 1959. At the moment, he lives in Lisbon. There, in September 2020, he directed the play C10H14N2 by Sandra José. Since his debut as a theater director in 1987, he has done many works in partnership with the actress Helena Varvaki.
The last one was the staging of the play The Other Place by Sharr White in 2016. He has also worked with video and musical concerts. Along with his artistic work, he has a long experience with Information Technology. In recent years, he is questioning some aspects of the interaction between these two areas. He calls this research as Dramaturgy of Things.
More details at http://www.lmpr.com.br/manoel-prazeres/.
about the actor
Monica Ardeleanu graduated in 2008 the Theatrical Art Department of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Craiova and since 2008, she is part of the troupe of the Craiova National Theatre.
In more than 12 years of her career, she played under the baton of the greatest Romanian directors, such as Silviu Purcărete and Mihai Mănițiu, she collaborated with important artists of the new generation: Bobi Pricop, Andrei Majeri etc. but also starred in productions signed by Robert Wilson (USA), Tim Carroll (UK), Janusz Wiśniewski (Poland), Charles Chemin (France).
Monica Ardeleanu has performed many plays that have been in the programme of many national and international festivals: the International Theatre Festival in Izmir, Turkey; International Shakespeare Theatre Festival in Tel Aviv, Israel; International Theatre Festival “Varna Summer” Bulgaria; Gyula International Shakespeare Festival, Hungary; International Shakespeare Festival in Gdańsk, Poland; European Festival of Performing Arts Timișoara; Sibiu International Theatre Festival, etc.
In the current season she plays in 4 productions: Operațiunea Marte (Operation Mars) by Alexa Băcanu, directed by Dragoș Alexandru Musoiu, Aias. Eseu despre demență (Aias. Essay on Dementia) after Sophocles, directed by Mihai Mănițiu, Athens By Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Charles Chemin, Năpasta (The Trouble) by I.L.Caragiale, directed by Kincses Elemér, the latter being one of the longest-running titles in the repertoire of the National Theatre of Craiova.