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Three UNITER trophies go to the National Theatre of Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca

The National Theatre of Kolozsvár/Cluj-Napoca won three of the most important trophies at the UNITER gala, one of the most important events in the world of theater in Romania.

More than 350 artists and professionals from the cultural field were present at the 28th edition of the UNITER Awards Gala in Craiova.

For the public to fully enjoy the special moment, the show was streamed starting at 21:30 on Uniter’s Facebook page, beginning with the arrival of the artists on the red carpet. The ceremony itself was also aired on TVR, National Romanian Television, Radio România Cultural and online at www.tvrplus.ro and www.uniter.ro.

The gala took place in Craiova, on the occasion of the 170th anniversary of the foundation of the “Marin Sorescu” Theatre of Craiova, in a special open-air space — the Summer Theatre in “Nicolae Romanescu” Park.

The host of the gala, Ion Caramitru, declared at the end of the gala that he is committed in his support of the 5,000 independent actors who “will never have the chance to be employed at one of the 60 professional theaters of Romania. It is time for reform. It is time for these people to have an equal chance as all the rest of the people who are employed at a theatre. UNITER commits absolutely to defend their interests,” Caramitru said.

The three awards won by the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca are the following:

Best actor in a supporting role
Cristian Grosu, as Caliban from the play “The Tempest,” written by William Shakespeare and directed by Gábor Tompa at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca.

Best actress in a supporting role
Anca Hanu, as Chiritza Barzoi from the play “Chiritza in concert,” written by Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo, a concert play by Ada Milea at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca.

Best play
“Chiritza in concert,” written by Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo, a concert play by Ada Milea at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca.

The UNITER Awards are given based on the nominations made by an official jury. From these nominations, a second jury then selects, by a secret vote on the night of the Gala, the winner of each award.

The UNITER Awards Gala is one of the most important theatrical events in Romania, initiated and coordinated by Ion Caramitru.

Featured photo: Uniter.ro (best play “Chiritza in concert,” written by Vasile Alecsandri and Matei Millo, a concert play of Ada Milea at the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca.)

 

Author: Blanka Székely