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In 2008, Ana Covalciuc graduated Acting at UNATC – the National University of Theatre and Film “I.L.Caragiale” in Bucharest, Romania. In 2010, she got her Master’s degree diploma and in 2014, she got her Ph.D. from the same university.

Since 2008, she has collaborated with the “L.S.Bulandra” Theatre, Bucharest National Theatre, Metropolis Theatre, Comedy Theatre and ArCuB centre for cultural projects, in performances staged by Andrei Șerban, Petrika Ionesco, Gelu Colceag, Horațiu Mălăele, Elena Morar, Dragoș Câmpan and Dragoș Mușoiu.

She is involved in various independent projects in Bucharest, hosted by Godot Café Theatre, the Art Theatre, La Scena, Mignon Theatre, as well as itinerant social projects.

She played in short films directed by Paul Negoescu, Matei Mocanu, Bogdan Theodor Olteanu, Lavinia Cioacă, Vlad Trandafir and Mirona Radu.

In 2010, she was awarded the Best Actress in a theatre play at the UNATC Gala for playing Olga Ivanovna in the performance “Zvpăiata”.

In 2015, she was nominated at the UNITER Romanian Theatre Union Awards, Best Actress category, for playing The Landlady in “Omul cel bun din Seciuan” staged by Andrei Șerban. She was also chosen to be part of “10 for FILM” project during TIFF 2015, in Cluj.

CV

Studies:

2010 – 2013: The National University of Theatrical Art and Cinematography “I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest, Phd. Studies: Theatre estetics, theory, pedagogy and history;

 2008-2010 : U.N.A.T.C. “I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest, Theatre Faculty, Acting class, prof. Gelu Colceag – Master Studies

 2004–2008: U.N.A.T.C. “I.L. Caragiale” Bucharest, Theatre Faculty, Acting class, prof. Florin Zamfirescu

2000-2004: The National Art Highschool “O.Băncilă” Iaşi, Theatre profile – Degree in Instructing Theatre;

1992-2000: Gymnasium and Primary school – same institution – Music class / Piano

 

Theatre:

 “We are the Last Five” – 5 short plays by Samuel Beckett, directed by Dragoș Mușoiu, TNB, 9G, (june 2016).

●”30+” – L. S. Cunningham – directed by Alex Bogdan, Godot Theatre-Cafe, part: Nina (Dec. 2015).

“A Midsummer’s Night Dream” –W.Shakespeare – directed by Petrika Ionesco, Bucharest National Theatre,  part: Hermia (Dec. 2015).

●”Carousel” – Ferenc Molnar – directed by Andrei Șerban, Bulandra Theatre, part: Maria (oct. 2015)

●“11.1/ Echo Point” – Rajiv Josephj – directed by Sebastian Marina, a DramaStock production, part: the Second Woman, (May 2015).

● “The Bride has been Kidnapped!” – written and directed by Radu Popescu, “Elisabeth” Theatre, part: Mara Petrescu, (May 2015).

●”4 square Meters” – social project directed by Ioana Petre & Catinca Drăgănescu, in collaboration with CeRe Participare ONG, performed in the neighbourhoods of Bucharest. Part: The Lady with the Kids, (November 2014).

“Hell” – L.Pille, directed by Chris Simion, Godot Café-Theatre, Part: Chloe, (November 2014).

“The Good Woman of Setzuan” – B. Brecht, directed by Andrei Șerban, „L.S. Bulandra” Theatre, parts: Mrs. Mi Tzu / The Boy (July 2014).

“Pool (no water)” – M. Ravenhill, directed by Dragoș Mușoiu, U.N.A.T.C., part: Her (June 2014).

“Rosmersholm” – H.Ibsen, directed by Andriy Zholdak, The National Theatre Bucharest, part: Beate (unfinished).

“Blowing” – Jeroen van den Berg, directed Florin Caracala, U.N.A.T.C., part: Elsa (June 2013).

●„Proof” – D.Auburn, directed by Ion Kivu, Godot Cafe-Theatre, part: Claire (iunie 2013).

●„Ivan Vasilievich Changes Profession” –after M.Bulgakov, director Gelu Colceag, Metropolis Theatre, part: Tsarina Marfa Vasilievna (jan. 2013)

“Toulouse Lautrec” – after M.Moretti, director Horaţiu Mălăele, Metropolis Theatre, part: Suzanne Valadon ( nov 2011)

●„Living Merchandise” – after A.P.Cehov, director Dragoş Câmpan, produced by ArCuB, part: Liza Ivanovna Bugrova (oct 2011)

●„Beer, chocolate and tabacco” – contemporary comedy show, director Andrei Narcis Grosu, produced by Godot Cafe-Theatre (may 2011)

●„The Hotel” – after E.E.Schmitt, director Anca Mitroi Ciuclaru, UNATC, part: Dr. S… (feb 2011)

●”The Grasshopper” – after A.P.Cehov, regia Elena Morar, Comedy Theatre and Metropolis Theatre, part : Olga Ivanovna Dimova (march 2010)

●„Party” – non-verbal performance, director Andrei Narcis Grosu, Romania-Hungary Coproduction, (oct 2009)

●„Tarelkin” – by S. Kobilin, director Gelu Colceag, Metropolis Theatre, part : Liudmila Spiridonovna Brandahlistova (july 2009)

“King Lear”– by W.Shakespeare, director Andrei Şerban, Bulandra Theatre, parts: Curan, The Storm Lord, French General, Senator, etc (nov. 2008)

●”Virgin S.” after J.Eugenides, director Alina Csurock, Casandra Studio (Masca) – parts: Mrs. Lisbon, Mrs.Woodhouse, Miss Arnt (may 2008)

●”Gaitele” by Al. Kiritescu, director Magda Catone / Florin Zamfirescu, Casandra Studio (Masca) – graduation part: Margareta Aldea (april 2008)

●”A Midsummer’s Night Dream” after W.Shakespeare, director Florin Zamfirescu, Casandra Studio (Odeon) – part: Helena (nov 2007)

 

Festivals and workshops

● TIFF 2015 – Cluj – selected in “10 for FILM” Programme.

Contemorary Dance Workshop led by Gigi Căciuleanu – GROWASP Program (march 2015).

Actors at Work – Workshop led by Mihaela Mihuț & Con Horgan, members of the Actors’ Studio, NY. (ian. 2015).

  • Ideo Ideis Youth Theatre Festival – Alexandria – trainer (2009-2015)
  • Andrei Şerban Itinerant Academy – Ipotești ( 2011), Mogosoaia (2012)
  • Jaques Lecoq Workshop – Actor’s Space – Barcelona (july 2010)
  • Icon Arts Cisnadie – drama workshop, prof : A. Titieni (august 2009)
  • Ingenious Drama Festival – Bacau – trainer (iulie 2009)
  • International Street Theatre Festival B’Fit in the Street – part of „Demonics” Performance – Comediants Company – Spain (may 2009)
  • Berlinale Talent Campus – framed by Berlin Film Festival –   workshops / open discussions (feb.2009)
  • Festival de Theatre Universitaire, Nantes, France, invited performance „Tailleur pour dames” by Georges Feydeau (April 2006)
  • Festivalul „Coup de Theatre”, Bucharest, invited performances „Tailleur pour dames”, „Exercices de style” and „Salut, Joe!” hosted by Bulandra Theatre, Odeon Theatre and Nottara Theatre (April 2006, March 2005)

● U.N.A.T.C., “Open Doors”, Meyerhold Workshop (May 2005)

  • National Theatre “V.Alecsandri” Iaşi, “Orpheus” Festival, performance One dream, one spell… Puck! (from W.Shakespeare works) – ”The Best Actress” (2004)
  • National Theatre “V. Alecsandri” Iaşi, performance of The Twelft Night (by W.Shakespeare), staged 2002 – 2003
  • PrumACT – Unesco – Sinaia, workshop : Stanislavsky Yesterday and        Today , prof: V. Flishtinsky (july 2002)

 

Prizes

Nomination for Best Supporting Actress category – UNITER GALA 2015, for playing Mrs Mi Tzu in „The Good Woman of Setzuan”, Bulandra Theatre Bucharest.

– Special Jury’s Prize for the part of Olga Ivanovna in the performance: “The Grasshopper” after A.P.Cehov – Gala COMEDIA CARES FOR YOUth – Fifth Edition (2010)

The Best Actress in a Director’s Staging – master studies– for the part of Olga Ivanovna from “The Grasshopper” after Cehov, directed by Elena Morar –UNATC Gala 2010.

 

Film

● Short film “I am Maria” directed by Bogdan Theodor Olteanu (dec. 2014)

● short film „Speed-dating” directed by Lavinia Cioacă (Mai 2012

  • “Aurora” film dir. Cristi Puiu – part “Claudia, farmacy chief “(2009)
  • “The Dot Man” film, dir. Bruno Coppola – part “Anna” (2006)
  • “The Rest is Silence”film, dir Nae Caramfil – part “Countryside actress”(July 2006)
  • „Youth Without Youth” film, dir. Francis Ford Coppola – part „Assistent” (Februarie 2006)
  • short film „Synopsis docu-drama” dir. Vlad Trandafir (Iun. 2007)
  • short film „Chamber Music”, dir. Matei Mocanu (March 2007)
  • short film “Home”, dir. Paul Negoescu (January 2007)
  • short film “On the Other Side”, U.N.A.T.C. , dir. Anamaria Chioveanu
  • short film “Knot”, Media University, dir. Alina Ciocârlie (2006)
  • short film „Third Degree Meeting”, U.N.A.T.C. project, director Stanca Radu (January 2006)

 

TV

Acasa TV – Series „Dr. For Mothers”, ep.23 (dec. 2008)

TVR – Entertaining Show „No One’s got a Christmas like Ours” (2008)

● TV Commercials:  BRD (2004), Romprest (2008), Reiffeisen (2010), Danone – Rusia(2013), Unicredit (2014).

 

 

Other Activities               

● Volunteer at TEDxBucharest (october 2010)            

  ● TV Mania Prize Gala – host assistant, Bucharest (dec. 2008)

  • Took Part in „Work And Travel” Program – U.S.A. (NJ, NY) – 2007
  • Volunteer– Expo Diabet, Şuţu Palace, Bucharest (nov. 2005)
  •  Colaborated with ARTES Magazine 2003
  • Member of A.R.D.O.R. (The Romanian Asociation for Debate, Oratory and Retorics) 1999 – 2001
  • Competition of Instrumental Interpretation of Romanian Music “Sigismund Toduţă” Bistriţa, 1996 – Third Prize (Piano)
  • International Competition of Vocal and Instrumental Interpretation San Bartolomeo al Mare, Italy 1995 – Fifth place (Piano)

 

Knowledge and Abilities       

English – Certificate in Advanced English – University of Cambridge 2002

French (beginner), German (beginner)

Piano, dance, tango, gliding, swimming, tennis, basketball, ski, stage fight

Driving Licence B categ.

 

References:  Available at request