Theater will go on through each of us, those who will continue to serve it. In the end, the statute of the actor is created with every part that has been played - when the chance to play arises.

Diana Dumbravă

b. 06.04.1967, Bacău

In the current season the actor plays in:

50 seconds The Memory of Water

Parts at NTB:         

  • Mother - „50 seconds” by Daniel Oltean, directed by Eugen Gyemant, 2018
  • Vi - "The Memory of Water" by Shelagh Stephenson, directed Erwin Șimșensohn, 2016
  • Ira Davidoff - "Thieves" by Dea Loher, directed by Radu Afrim, 2014
  • Ester, Rafa`s wife - "The Boy in the Last Row" by Juan Mayorga, directed by Theodor Cristian Popescu, 2012
  • Nadia - "The Duel" by A.P. Cehov, directed by Alexandru Dabija, 2009 
  • Georgica's mother - "The Romania Complex" by Mihaela Michailov, directed by Alexandra Badea, 2008   
  • The Fairy - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, directed by Felix Alexa, 2003  



Caesonia - "Caligula" by Albert Camus, directed by Gavril Pinte, 1993


Activities outside NTB                                                      


Theatre parts


Lucia Sturdza Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest: 1995 - 2002

  • The Memory and Athena - "The Odyssey" by Homer, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • Regan - "King Lear" by William Shakespeare, directed by Dragoş Galgoţiu
  • Coco - "Petru" by Vlad Zografi, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • Suzie - "Everything in the Garden" by Edward Albee, directed by Tudor Mărăscu
  • Death, Time and Moon - "Scandal la Palermo" by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • Shelly - "Buried Child" by Sam Shepard, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • Stepdaughter - "Six Characters in Search of an Author" by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu


Comedy Theatre, Bucharest: 1995

  • Ghelia - "A Warsaw Melody" by Leonid Zorin, directed by Virgil Tănase
  • Serafima Korzuhina - "Running Away" by Mihail Bulgakov, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu


Toma Caragiu Theatre, Ploieşti: 1994 - 1995

  • Titania - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, directed by Vasile Nedelcu


Movie parts

Roxana - "Roxanne", directed by Vali Hotea, 2012

Mother - "53 hours... ", directed by Adrian Popovici, 2009

The Seller Woman - "Rating" (short film), directed by Sorin Misirianțu, 2008

Ambassador Turcu - "The Dot Man", directed by Bruno Coppola, 2007

Doiaru's mother - "California dreamin` (endless), directed by Cristian Nemescu, 2007

Empress Elizabeth - "Catherine the Great", directed byPaul Burgess, TV series, 2005

The nun - "Orient Express", directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, 2004

Maria - "Maria", directed by Călin Peter Netzer, 2002

Hrothgar's wife - "Beowulf", directed by Thomas Baker, 1999

Tanţi - "Asphalt Tango", directed by Nae Caranfil, 1996

Persida - "The Stone Cross", directed by Andrei Blaier, 1995



  • Attorney Sanda - "Serviciul omoruri" (The Murder Bureau), mini-TV series, directed by Valentin Hotea, 2007
  • Nadia Fugaşin - "La urgenţă" (In the Emergency Room), TVR TV-series, seria II, directed by Bogdan Bărbulescu, 2007
  • "Decizii" (Decisions), Acasa TV TV-series, directed by Anca Colţeanu and Iulia Rugină, 2006


Other activities

Member of the European Film Academy since 2004  



National University of Theatre & Film Arts, class of 1994, Acting department, class of professor Ion Cojar

Workshop with Andrei Şerban at the Radu Stanca Theatre in Sibiu, 1994  


Awards and nominations

  • Nominee at the European Film Academy Awards for Best Actress, 2003     
  • The Silver Leopard and the Agressione Award for Best Actress, for the main role in Maria, at Locarno International Film Festival, 2003 
  • The award for Acting for the main role Maria at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, Argentina, 1997 
  • The award for Acting at the Ion Luca Caragiale Festival, Iaşi, for the role Serafima Korzuhina in Running Away, 1996 
  • Tribuna Newspaper Popularity Award at the Student Theatre Festival in Sibiu, for the role Maria Josepha in The House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garcia Lorca, 1994
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