Thursday, March 25, 2021, 18:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Mclaudy Muyuni Munanzwa / Zambia

Actor: Ioana Florentina Manciu

Episode: Day 1. Story 7

about the Director

Mclaudy Muyuni Munanzwa

Mclaudy Muyuni Munanzwa is one of Zambia’s most prominent emerging artists, whose works have been exhibited at both local and international events. He works as a theatre and visual artist and has a wide array of skills, which range from theatre directing and acting to set&costume design and community art teaching.

He has won a number of awards, such as “Best Theatre set design in school arts” (2018 & 2019), “Most promising artist”- NAPSA Theatre Club (2018), “Best Upcoming Actor”-NAPSA Theatre Club (2019).

Some of the places where his work has been exhibited are: Lilongwe (2019 & 2020)- International Youth Arts Festival, Cump Bank (2016), Lions Club Meeting, Cairo, Egypt (2018) – Nepad Peace Conference, Harare, Zimbabwe (2020) – Let them trust Arts Festival etc.

He has also held a good deal of art workshops, such as: Assitej Zambia National Festival (2019) – Art workshop with children and youth – Jacaranda Theatre Arts Festival, Rhodes Park School (2019), Child Fund Zambia (2019), International Youth Arts festival-Lilongwe, Malawi (2019-2020), Let them Trust Festival-Harare, Zimbabwe (2020).

about the actor

Ioana Florentina Manciu

Ioana Florentina Manciu studied acting at U.N.A.T.C București (Bucharest University of Theatre and Film), 2008-2011, class Prof. Florin Zamfirescu, and obtained her master’s in 2013 under Gelu Colceag’s guidance.

She has been working at the “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre, Craiova, since 2015, and she is part of the cast in some performances staged by young directors such as Bobi Pricop (Illusions by Ivan Vyrypaev and The Author by Tim Crouch), Andrei Măjeri (Explosive by Elise Wilk), Irina Crăiță-Mândră (The Sands Monster by Csaba Szekely), Bogdan Georgescu (Retroelectro by Bogdan Georgescu), Dragoș Alexandru Mușoiu (Mars Operation by Alexa Băcanu) as well as by well-known directors such as Cristi Juncu (A Month in the Country by Ivan Turgenev) and Radu Afrim (Heart and Other Meat Products by Dan Coman).

In cinema, Ioana was present in the films Wedding Duet and The Human Nature, both directed by Goran Mihailov.

Appreciated by the critics, Ioana Florentina Manciu was awarded by theatre and film festivals such as: CineMAiubit Bucharest, 2011 – Prize for Best Actress in Wedding Duet, directed by Goran Mihailov, Prize for Best Actress în theatre: VedeTeatru Gala Buzău, 2011, UNATC Gala Bucharest 2011, Undercloud Festival Bucharest 2012, Short Theatre International Festival Oradea 2012 and, în IATC (International Association of Theatre Critics) “Young Hope” Prize, award received during the National Theatre Festival – Bucharest, 2012.

I have no expectations regarding the future as I know that every encounter is an opportunity for self-knowledge and discovery.

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