Saturday, March 27, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Irene Sanga / Tanzania

Actor: Dragoș Măceșanu

Episode: Day 6. Story 8

about the Director

Irene Sanga

Irene Sanga is an all round performing artist. Her talent emerged when she started working with Parapanda Theatre Lab in Tanzania, a well known theatre organization in East Africa. Irene worked with Parapanda for six years; started as a theater player, later she became Artistic Director.

Irene Sanga has been running workshops for 3 years to train Americans who volunteered in the fields of health and environment, how to use community theatre as a tool for education (a project from Peace Corps).

On filming business she also was producing a film called Kolelo, about an old legend in the 19th century around the mountain Kolelo; she was the script writer of the film called Chaguo (Choice), a film about making your choice to have only one lover, as a HIV-preventing tool (Femina Tanzania, being funded by Soul City from South Africa); she was the director of Crying Silence under MFDI Being funded by the Ministry of Health, which was showing the effects of the abuse of women.

Is the among of writers of  the TEAM  TV series, among of the writers for children TV showes called Kilimani sesame  a writer for film called Mikono Salama, Chungu cha tatu  and won as best script  2015, a writer for Kutakapo kucha film won at ZIFF (2016), a writer and director for 100 Radio episodes about  children abuse funded by UNICEF Tanzania (2018-2020), a writer for Wamoja Radio drama funded by USAIDS (2016), a Writer Temboni Radio Drama about Elephants poaching  in Tanzania (2014).

Irene Sanga  is a stage director for so many plays just mentioned few, King Oedipus performed at Bagamoyo International Festival, Idiot King, Juliana, Mrs Lucy goes to Africa, Samaki wa dhahabu.

Irene Sanga  re-direct Africa kills her sun by Ken Salo Wiwa performed at KIFF.  She attended a lot of workshop At Kenya, Uganda , Zanzibar(ZIFF) Utah/Baff  with Sundance Institute, South Africa, e.c.t,  attended festival like Mundial at Holland, Ziff, Kiff, South Africa, Zambia ect.

Currently Irene works with youths; especially street children and children from underprivileged background. Her goal is to encourage and develop these young people’s talents, and support them to consider taking up theatre as a profession.

Irene is a singer, dancer, story teller, poet, play wright, director for Tv / Radio and stage.  She has been in the field of performing arts for more than 15 years.

Irene Sanga graduate at Open University of Tanzania/Bachelor of Art and Social Work.

about the actor

Dragoș Măceșanu

DRAGOȘ MĂCEȘANU is an actor of the “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre in Craiova since 2005. He was a pupil of the great Ilie Gheorghe (and graduated the Department of Arts, component of the Faculty of Letters of the University of Craiova), Dragoș has played over 35 roles in the theatre’s productions.

In this season he will be seen in no less than 10 plays: Unde mi-e sufletul? adapted from Marin Sorescu, directed by Norbert Boda, Radio by Eric Bogosian, directed by Bibi Pricop, Vesti bune. Final by Davide Carnevali, directed by Alexandru Dabija, Operatiunea Marte by Alexa Bacanu, directed by Dragoş Alexandru Muşoiu, White Room by Alexandra Badea, directed by Florin Caracala, Aias. Eseu despre demență adapted from Sofocle, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu, Dacă am gândi cu voce tare by Adnan Lugonić, directed by Radu Afrim, Profu` de Religie by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Bobi Pricop, Occident Express by Matei Vişniec, directed by Alexandru Boureanu, Năpasta by I. L. Caragiale, directed by Kincses Elemér.

Throughout his career, he has worked with directors such as Silviu Purcărete, Robert Wilson, László Bocsárdi, Mihai Măniuțiu, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Mircea Daneliuc, Kincses Elemér, Mircea Cornișteanu, Peter Schneider, Cristi Juncu, Bobi Pricop, Radu Afrim, and others.  

Tanzania artists talk