Saturday, March 13, 2021, 18:30 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Lucília Raimundo / Portugal

Actor: Monica Ardeleanu

Episode: Day 3. Story 9

about the Director

Lucília Raimundo

Lucília Raimundo was born in Mozambique and has lived since early childhood in Portugal. There she became a performer and creator formed in Actors/Directors by the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema (Theatre and Cinema Superior School), in Lisbon, where she lives.

She has always been more stimulated by imagined stories in games than by “great deeds of great men”. She attended Portuguese Studies (Idiom and Literature) at University, in Coimbra, because she wanted to be a writer to tell her stories, but then the appeal of academic theatre proved to be stronger while she was working with several professionals in the performing arts and understood that all she had left to do was to study theatre in the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema.

Today she is a freelancer and has been acting in theatre and dance, cinema and tv, writing, directing both in theatre and dance and stretching to video art. She also had the opportunity to work with some great performing arts professionals from Portugal and from a bit around the world.

In theatre she directed, Fluido Revelador(2009), Seiva – A Sobrevivência Dos Cactos (stage reading 2010, Teatro Nacional D. Maria), Regressar Leva Sempre Muito Tempo (2013), Gineceus( 2016).

about the actor

Monica Ardeleanu

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 MusoiuAias. 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.

Portugal artists talk