Vlad Massaci

Vlad Massaci was born in Bucharest in 1968 and finished his studies in Theater Directing at the Academy of Theater and Film in Bucharest where he started teaching between 2003 and 2006. From 1998 to 2001, he was hired as a director at the Youth Theater in Piatra Neamnt and between 2001 and 2002 at the Theater der jungen Welt in Leipzig. From 2003 up to now, he has been working as an artistic director at the Comedy Theater in Bucharest and started working at the Nottara Theater from Bucharest as well, in 2009.

He directed over 40 theatre performances, including the recent plays Blowing by Jeroen van den Berg (National Theater Tg. Mures, 2011); To be or not to be  by Nick Whitby (Toma Caragiu Theater from Ploiesti, 2011) ; Elling, by Axel Hellstenius (Comedy Theater from Bucharest, 2010); True West by Sam Shepard (74 Targul Mures, 2010); Festen, by Thomas Vinterberg and Mogens Rukov (Nottara Thaater from Bucharest, 2009);  The Artificial Silk Girl by Irmgard Keun (Comedy Theater from Bucharest, 2008). In 2005, he staged his first performance at the Radu Stanca National Theater of Sibiu, called Plasticine by Vassili Sigarev. His partnership with the theater of Sibiu continued in 2007 with the performance of the German Section Elling by Axel Hellstenius, and in 2011 with The Island by Gellu Naum.

Vlad Massaci was rewarded until now with for awards for directing: in 1998, The Award Criticii pentru debut for Trei femei inalte by E. Albee; in 1999, The Jury Award for Romantiosii by E. Rostand in Oradea; in 2000, The Award at the Comedy Festival in Galati for Romantiosii, and the Director’s Head Award, Buzau for Billy schiopul by Martin Mcdonagh in 2006. 

Vlad Massaci will direct a workshop with french actors in Sibiu in 2015 in collaboration with Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe.