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The "Marin Sorescu" National Theater enjoys eight nominations at the UNITER Awards Gala, the XXXI edition. The nomination jury was made up of Doru Mareș (theatre critic), Maria Miu (set designer), Victor Scoradeț (theatre critic), Iris Spiridon (director) and Carmen Stanciu (theatreologist). The shows that came to the jury's attention are those that premiered between January 1 and December 31, 2022.

"The greatest achievement of the Craiova National Theater since the establishment of the UNITER Awards, our institution is nominated in six of the seven important categories. The proposals for awards are a recognition of the high artistic dress of the performances in the repertoire, for which we have to thank the audience and the entire team of the theater. This event obliges us in the future to an increasingly high bar in the Romanian and European cultural landscape. Personally, I am proud of the confirmation of the value of the theater school in Craiova, Costinela Ungureanu and Claudiu Mihail, who were my students, are today nominated for the awards for the best actress and the best actor in the main role, after only a few years since graduating from the faculty” – Alexandru Boureanu, manager of the Craiova National Theater

“8 UNITER nominations force us to invest even more in the construction that we started more than 6 years ago. It's all thanks to a wonderful team that has often achieved the impossible. Our audience was with us and gave us confidence that we are on the right path. I bow before my colleagues and wish them continued success!" Vlad Drăgulescu, artistic director of the Craiova National Theater

The Marin Sorescu National Theatre in Craiova is nominated in the following categories:

  • Best show

"Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, directed by Declan Donnellan, scenography by Nick Ormerod

  • Best Director (Lucian Pintilie Award)

Declan Donnellan for directing the show "Oedipus Rege" by Sophocles, National Theater "Marin Sorescu" Craiova

Andri Zholdak for directing the show "The Woman of the Sea" by Henrik Ibsen

  • The best scenography

Danilo Zholdak for the scenery of the performance "Femeia marii" by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Andri Zholdak

  • Best Actor in a Leading Role

Claudiu Bleonț for the role of Harpagon in the show "Avarul" by Molière, direction, stage version, lighting design, musical illustration Felix Alexa

Claudiu Mihail for the titular role in the play "Oedipus Rege" by Sophocles, directed by Declan Donnellan

  • Best Actress in a Leading Role

Costinela Ungureanu for the role of Ellida Wangel in "The Woman of the Sea" by Henrik Ibsen, directed by Andriy Zholdak

  • Best Supporting Actor

Vlad Udrescu for the role of Creon in "Oedipus the King" by Sophocles, directed by Declan Donnellan.

In Craiova, the nominated shows can be seen this season: March 17 – The Miser by Molière, directed by Felix Alexa, April 13 – The Woman of the Sea, by Henrik Ibsen, directed Andriy Zholdak and May 4,5,6,7 – Oedipus rex by Sophocles, directed by Declan Donnellan


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