Wednesday, April 14, 2021, 21:30 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Diarra Mahamane / Mali

Actor: Adrian Andone

Episode: Day 2. Story 10

about the Director

Diarra Mahamane

Mahamane Diarra was born on June 11th, 1987, in Massantola, Bélédougou, Cercle de Kolokani, Koulikoro region. He spent his childhood in the Massantola commune where he started his studies. He remained passionate about art and culture from an early age, through the prism of the cultural, artistic and sports events organized in the town.

As soon as he obtained the primary education Diploma (DEF), Mahamane moved to Bamako, the capital of Mali, and, as he lacked the means to attend an art school, he continued his studies and obtained a Baccalaureate Diploma in Human Sciences. While hoping for his dream of becoming a comedian to come true, he started his legal studies at the Faculty of Legal and Political Studies (FSJP).  After obtaining a degree in Public Internal Law, he took the entrance exam to the Conservatory of Multimedia Arts and Crafts Balla Fasséké Kouyaté in Bamako (CAMM / BFK), theatre department, and was admitted. That was the beginning of his artistic adventure. He graduated at the top of his class with an award of excellence. 

Therefore, he obtained a master’s degree in Public Internal Law, as well as a postgraduate degree in theatre studies (D.E.S.S).

After graduating from the Conservatory of Multimedia Arts and Crafts Balla Fasséké Kouyaté in Bamako (CAMM / BFK) 2014, he was integrated in the Public Service of the Territorial Communities as a teacher of Dramatic Art on behalf of the Minister of National Education.

He is now known as a movie actor, comedian, director and playwright.

At present, he is a Professor at the National Institute of Arts (I.N.A) in Bamako, where he teaches practical and theoretical courses, a position obtained thanks to a letter of recommendation offered by the Minister of Culture.

about the actor

Adrian Andone

His strong belief is that Art is not a profession but a life partner. With a career spanned over 28 years, ADRIAN ANDONE is one of the most acclaimed actors from the “Marin Sorescu” National Theater, both nationally and internationally.

He graduated the University of Arts in Tărgu Mureș in 1992 and, soon after, he became a member of the artistic team of the Craiova National Theater.

With a strong acting versatility, he is one of the actors who created masterpieces both in drama and comedy plays. His majestic posture, the strong voice and penetrant look brought Adrian to the eye of the critics and the audience when touring all over the world. Adrian Andone played over 70 roles so far on national stages in tours, national and international festivals and also abroad within important performances and festivals. He worked with the prestigious stage directors as Robert Wilson, Silviu Purcărete, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Janusz Wiśniewski, Tim Carroll, Tompa Gábor in stage plays from the classic repertoire such as Shakespeare, A.P. Chekhov, Molière, A. Camus, Neil Simon, F.G. Lorca and also in contemporary theater plays.

Mali artists talk

Mohamed DIARRA
Aboubacar S OUATTARA
Dramaturge, Directeur de Théâtre