Members of the New Orleans theater community will have the opportunity to participate in an audition workshop led by Director of The Mutilated, Cosmin Chivu.
Additional support for this program was made possible in part by the following members of the CAC’s President’s Council: Dawn Barrios, The Boettcher Fund
Cosmin Chivu is a Romanian born theater artist, currently based in New York City. Chivu has been recognized as an outstanding vital force in the theatre world and has received multiple awards for his work. He has directed over fifty professional and university productions in America, Austria, England, Germany, Greece, and Romania. His latest projects include Beautiful Province by Clarence Coo (LCT3)—winner of the 2012 Yale New Drama Series—and a stage adaptation of Tennessee Williams’ A Recluse and His Guest as part of the Drama League’s New Directors New Works. In America, Chivu has directed over 30 plays in New York City (Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, The Actors Studio, UBU Rep, The Players), Massachusetts (The Provincetown T. Williams Festival, KO Festival), California, and New Jersey. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and an alumnus of the Old Globe's Jack O’Brien fellowship. He is the founder of InterArt Theatre Group.
Cosmin Chivu is currently the Head of BA Directing Program, International Performance Ensemble at Pace University Performing Arts, NYC. In addition to the Theater courses he teaches at Pace, in recent months Cosmin also taught Master Classes on Improvisation, Directing styles, and European Drama at the Tisch School at NYU, the University of Hawaii, and Theatre of Changes in Athens, Greece. He is actively involved in developing courses in translating contemporary European plays for an American audience and has been developing new plays in the Actors Studio’s Playwriting Directing workshop. He holds a Masters in Theatre Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School, New School University, NYC and a BA in Acting from the G. Enescu Art Academy, Romania.