Saturday, March 6, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Itgel Odjargal / Mongolia

Actor: Nicolae Poghirc

Episode: Day 6. Story 10

about the Director

Itgel Odjargal

Itgel Odjargal is one of the young promising director and actor working at the Mongolian National Drama Academic Theater. He has been working at the theater since 2012 since his graduation. He is also actively involved in the film industry as actor and director collaborating with independent filmmakers and studios.

He holds BA in stage directing and acting from the Academic Theater School of Russian State University in Saint Petersburg. Pursuing his studies in theater, he enrolled at the Mongolian National University of Arts and Culture in 2019 and is due to graduate this year.

As young director, he works closely with young actors to create stage performances. He has been internationally active participating in theater festivals and conducting workshops. His work Few Hours in the Life of Man and Woman is awarded with special prize from the World Duo Performing Arts Festival held in Seoul, Korea, in 2019.

He actively participates in the international festivals with is theatrical works. His works include monodramas, duo performances and contemporary plays. His way of working includes various influences from classical theater, physical theater, and puppet theater. He is always on the search of new ways and tries different methods in his works.

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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