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February 26, 2021

Ion Caramitru, re-elected UNITER President

Bucharest National Theatre Director Ion Caramitru has been re-elected as President of the Theatrical Union of Romania (UNITER) by vote of the General Meeting of the institution, according to the website of the cultural organisation.An UNITER General Meeting was held at the ‘I. l. Caragiale’ National Theatre in Bucharest on Monday to present the activity report and elect new leaders. Ion Caramitru was re-elected as President and Aura Corbeanu as Executive Vice-President for the 2014-2018 period. The new UNITER Senate, voted and elected for the next four years, is made up of actor Ion Caramitru, Cultural Manager Aura Corbeanu, actors Emil Boroghin?, Virginea Mirea, Ilinca Tomoroveanu, Ana Ciontea, Ozana Oancea, Miklos Bacs, Eusebiu ?tef?nescu, Adi Carauleanu (substitute member), directors Gábor Tompa, Claudiu Goga, László Bocsárdi (substitute member), set designers Drago? Buhagiar, Puiu Antemir, ?tefania Cenean (substitute member) and theatre critics Marina Constantinescu, Alice Georgescu and Florica Ichim (substitute member).The new members of the Censors Committee are the theatre critic Ileana Lucaciu, actor Viorel Costin and accounting expert Dana Varlaam. Aura Corbeanu is also the Executive Director of the National Theatre Festival (FNT). Ion Caramitru, who has been the Redolent of UNITER since 1990, is also the Director of the Bucharest National Theatre since 2005 and was Minister of Culture between 1996 and 2000. Born in 1942 to an Aromanian family, Caramitru graduated from the Institute of Theatrical and Cinematographic Institute in 1964, when he made his debut on the stage of the National Theatre in Bucharest in ‘Eminescu’, by Mircea Stefanescu.  He was an actor and director at the Bulandra Theatre which he headed from 1990 to 1993. His debut on the wide screen was in ‘Comoara din Vadul Vechi’ by Victor Iliu, in 1963 and then he had lead parts in over 40 different films. He has played over 60 major parts in the Romanian and world dramaturgy, in the country and abroad. Ion Caramitru was awarded by Queen Elisabeth II of Great Britain and Northern Ireland the title of Officer of the Order of the British Empire for his Romanian-British cultural activity. The Theatrical Union of Romania – UNITER – is a professional, apolitical, non government and non-profit organisation set up by the free association of creators in the field of theatre. According to the Union website, UNITER was founded in 1990 (February) and has an uninterrupted activity of 20 years (1990-2010). As a consequence of its activity, UNITER obtained the status of institution of public utility by Government decision No. 746/31 August 2000.

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