Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Lloyd Nyikadzino / Zimbabwe

Actor: Nicolae Vicol

Episode: Day 3. Story 2

about the Director

Lloyd Nyikadzino

Lloyd Nyikadzino is a multi-award winning theatre professional with over 14years of experience. He continues to work extensively as an educator, director, arts manager, performer and arts consultant, locally and internationally. A graduate of Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre and University of Zimbabwe; serving as school director for the Zimbabwe Theatre Academy and artistic director for Mitambo International Theatre Festival.

Lloyd is a fellow at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts-USA, Theatertreffen Fellow – Germany, Magnet Theatre –South Africa and The Lab – Georgetown University-USA. He has been involved with a number of Zimbabwe communities in creating and presenting performances for social transformation, targeting the politically, socially and economically marginalized populations.

He has also worked as a guest mentor at the University of Zimbabwe –Theatre Arts Department, theatre guest lecturer at the Midlands State University and a drama teacher at Girls High School, Harare in Zimbabwe.  He also serves as a worldwide coordinator of the International Theatre Institute’s – Network of Emerging Arts Professionals (NEAP), which is committed to the professional development of the next generation of global cultural leaders.

about the actor

Nicolae Vicol

Nicolae Vicol graduated, in 1999, from the University of Craiova, Faculty of Letters and History, Dramatic Art Department – Acting, class Prof. Remus Mărgineanu, and, since 2016, he has been part of the “Marin Sorescu” National Theatre’s company.   

 He has also played at the “Elvira Godeanu” Dramatic Theatre in Târgu Jiu, and “Ion D. Sîrbu” Dramatic Theatre in Petroşani, in more than 50 performances, on texts by Caragiale, Shakespeare, Gogol, Goldoni, Sophocles or Bulgakov.

Alongside his performance in his one man show Dragostele unui fante, another two of his successful roles were: Jean, the seductive opportunist in Miss July by August Strindberg and, in a very different way of interpretation, the resentful Semion Semionovici Poţekalnikov in The Suicide Boy by Nikolai Erdmand, an essential play about freedom, about the tragicalness and the absurd of the human condition.

He has also directed a few performances for children such as: Cinderella’s Story after Charles Perrault, and Little Muck by Wilhelm Hauff.

In the Craiova National Theatre’s current season, Nicolae Vicol is playing 6 plays: Where Is My Soul? after Marin Sorescu, directed by Norbert Boda; Farewell, Europe! after Ion D. Sîrbu, directed by Bogdan-Cristian Drăgan; Under(re)Construction by Marco Tesei, directed by Alex Teodorescu; Ajax. An Essay on Dementia after Sophocles, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu; The Old Man and the Euthanizer by Ionel Buşe, directed by Vlad Drăgulescu; The Jays by Al. Kiriţescu, directed by Alexandru Boureanu.

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