Tuesday, February 16, 2021, 22:30 EET (GMT +02:00)
Director: Jonathan Parada / Uruguay
Actor: Alex Calangiu
Episode: Day 10, Story 8
about the Director
Jonathan Parada is a polyvalent artist specialized in self management projects.
Sited in Montevideo, he’s a professional actor who develops his talent in theatre but also in cinema, besides he’s passionate and talented about writing, directing and producing his own plays, where he has discovered his teaching skills and sharing knowledge about Acting and Scenic arts.
about the actor
One of the Craiova National Theatre’s most versatile performers, Alex Calangiu, graduated from the University of Craiova, Theatre Department, class Prof. dr. Alexandru Boureanu.
Since 2015, he has been an actor at the Marin Sorescu National Theatre, and, only during the current season he is playing in 13 of the theatre’s performances, in which he is testing several artistic languages, exploring extremely diverse creative areas, and impersonating characters of surprising identities and stories.
Last year he worked for two premieres: The Snake’s Outfit by Marius Aldea, directed by Andrea Gavriliu and Heart and Other Meat Products by Dan Coman, directed by Radu Afrim, and he has started this year with a role of an excellently comic potential, in TOC TOC by Laurent Baffie, directed by Alexandru Boureanu and Raluca Păun. His character suffers from a mania for solving arithmetics problems.
His collaboration with Radu Afrim is extremely prolific: Alex is playing in The Chocolate House by David Drábek – where he expresses the absurd and the emotions of an unsuccessful gigolo (Ion/Giovanni) – and in If We Talked Out Loud by Adnan Lugonić – where he is one of the neighbourhood kids. Both the performances have been staged by Radu Afrim at the National Theatre of Craiova.
In 2009, Alex Calangiu was involved in a project in collaboration with the Drăgulescu Theatre Association, Craiova and the Maximum Security Prison, Craiova. Eight convicts told their stories in a theatrical context, as part of the social reintegration program, coordinated by Alex as a stage director.
Other performance in which he can be seen on the Craiova stage during the current season are: Playground text and direction Raul Coldea; Good News. Final by Davide Carnevali, directed by Alexandru Dabija; Bang by Marius von Mayenburg, directed by Theodor Cristian Popescu; White Room by Alexandra Badea, directed by Florin Caracala; The Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe, directed by Alexandru Boureanu; Retroelectro text and direction Bogdan Georgescu; Ajax. An Essay on Dementia after Sophocles, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu; The Jays by Alexandru Kiriţescu, directed by Alexandru Boureanu.
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