Friday, March 26, 2021, 22:30 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Alicia Saco / Peru

Actor: Marian Politic

Episode: Day 3. Story 3

about the Director

Alicia Saco

Alicia Saco is a Peruvian dramaturgist and writer. She studied Acting and Humanities at Catholic University in Lima, where she obtained a Bachelor’s degree. Later, she graduated with a Licentiate in Theatre Direction, at the ”I.L. Caragiale” University of Theatre and Film in Bucharest, Romania and with a Master’s degree in Spanish Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. She worked as a teacher at the high school and university levels, and held the position of director of the National School of Dramatic Arts of Lima, Peru.

She has participated in the role of playwright, actress, director, or narrator in over 50 performances for adults and children, and in two Peruvian feature films, as well as in diverse television productions. She also was the host of a show dedicated to cultural interviews.

In the field of literature, she has published a book of short stories, a novel, and two theatre works. On two occasions, she received the playwright prize of the Latinamerican Center of Theatrical Investigation (CELCIT-PERÚ), as well as a first prize, and two honorable mentions for her short stories, from diverse institutions in Lima. She has also published several articles in newspapers and specialized magazines from different areas of the world.

Her artistic productions have received recognitions, medals, and trophies from institutions like the Catholic University, the Ministry of Education, the National Institute of Culture, and the Callao Municipality.

She acted as speaker in numerous discussion panels and conferences in different countries, and has participated in several festivals in Peru and abroad.

about the actor

Marian Politic

Marian Politic, one of the most beloved actors of the ”Marin Sorescu” National Theatre in Craiova, graduated in 1999, from the University of Craiova, Theatre Art Department, Acting, class Prof. Remus Mărgineanu.

In 1996, he made his debut at the Craiova National Theatre in the role Neven, in the performance of A Stormy Tragedy by Dušan Kovačević, directed by Virgilia Maria Guzina. He says that, playing on stage together with his teachers, as well as with other remarkable actors like Valer Dellakeza, Tamara Popescu, Ion Colan, Constantin Cicort or Teodor Marinescu, gave him the confidence he needed in order to discover his creative potential, becoming then a colleague of those he admired.

He believes in patience and in team work, and theatre allows him to explore different artistic areas, in challenging encounters, under the guidance of the directors Vlad Mugur, Silviu Purcărete, Mihai Mănuțiu, Lászlo Bocsárdi, as well as in collaborations with the young generation of creators such as Leta Popescu, Andrei Măjeri, Catinca Drăgănescu, Dragoș Mușoiu or Bobi Pricop. 

He approaches different types of roles, from the funny and unpredictable taxi driver Juvete in If We Talked Out Loud by Adnan Lugonić, directed by Radu Afrim, to the multiple roles in the  excellent performance of The Religion Teacher by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Bobi Pricop, in which he plays the teacher, as well as the TV anchor and talk show moderator, in a special dynamics, or Frederic in the Craiova National Theatre’s new premiere, the frothy comedy of TOC-TOC, directed by Raluca Păun and Alexandru Boureanu. His character suffers from the Tourette syndrom, a behavioral disorder that makes him utter inappropriate words, although extremely funny, in inappropriate moments.

In the Craiova National Theatre’s present season, he may also be seen in the productions of Where Is My Soul, script and direction Norbert Boda, after texts and poems by Marin Sorescu; Talk Radio by Eric Bogosian, directed by Bobi Pricop, Under (Re)Construction by Marco Tesei, directed by Alex Teodorescu;  The Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe, directed by Alexandru Boureanu; Ajax. An Essay on Dementia after Sophocles, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu; Athens by Night. Nopți ateniene after William Shakespeare, directed by Charles Chemin; Monster of the Sands by Csabsa Szekely, directed by Irina Crăiță-Mândră; The Other Country by Herta Muller, directed by Alexandru Istudor; Occident Express by Matei Vişniec, directed by Alexandru Boureanu.

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