It is not about keeping optimism, but about an attempt to maintain clarity; it is clarity I care about and it is clarity I desire.

Maia Morgenstern

b. 01.05.1962, Bucureşti

Parts at NTB:

Mother - "The Word Progress On My Mother's Lips Doesn't Ring True" by Matei Visniec, directed by Botond Nagy, 2023

The Great Duchess - "The Just Assassins" by Albert Camus, directed by Mihai Maniutiu, 2022 

Anna Patterson - “The Country House” by Donald Margulies, directed by Claudiu Goga, 2022

Titania - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare, directed by Petrica Ionescu, 2015

Sarah - "The Lover" by Harold Pinter from "Two X Two" directed by Vlad Stănescu, 2012

Klara Zachanassian - "The Visit" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt, directed by Alexander Morfov, 2011

Ranevsky, Lubov Andreyevna - "The Cherry Orchard" by A.P. Chekhov, directed by Felix Alexa, 2010

Great Catherine - "Great Catherine" by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Cornel Todea, 2008

Dorimene / Lady d`Or - "The Bourgeois Gentleman" after J.B.P. Molière, directed by Petrică Ionescu, 2006

Matron Morton - Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins, directed by Ricard Reguant, 2005

The Pope - "The Anguish of Saint Tommaso D'Aquino" by Alex Mihai Stoenescu, directed by Grigore Gonţa, 2005

Luiza - "Love"by Lajos Barta, directed by Grigore Gonţa, 2004

Anna Andreevna - "The Government Inspector" by Nikolai Vasilievici Gogol, directed by Serghei Cerkasski, 2002

Aldonza - "Man of La Mancha" by Dale Wasserman, directed by Ion Cojar, 2001

Marguerite - "The Lady of the Camellias" after  Alexandre Dumas fils, directed by Răzvan Mazilu, 2000

Titania - "The Park "by Botho Strauss, directed by Tudor Ţepeneag, 1995

Zenocrate - "Tamburlaine the Great" by Christopher Marlowe, directed by Victor Ioan Frunză, 1995

Hîrzobeanu - "Patrihoţii" after Vasile Alecsandri, directed by Mihai Manolescu, 1990

Hayyah - "Ghetto"by Joshua Sobol, directed by Victor Ioan Frunză, 1993

Miss Julie - "Miss Julie" by August Strindberg, directed by Ştefan Iordănescu, 1992

"The Children's Crusade" by Lucian Blaga, directed by Laurian Oniga, 1991

Varia - "The Cherry Orchard"by A.P. Chekhov, directed by Andrei Şerban, 1992

Viola - "Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, directed by Andrei Şerban, 1991

Liz Morden - "Our Country's Good" by Timberlake Wertenbaker, directed by Andrei Şerban, 1991

"The Audition", directed by Andrei Şerban, 1990

Medeea - "Ancient Trilogy" after Euripides and Seneca, directed by Andrei Şerban, 1990


Activities beside NTB

Parts in theatre:      


The Metropolis Theatre, Bucharest

Amelie - "Jubilee" by Jean Marie Chevret and Michele Ressi, directed by Radu Beligan, 2012

"Love Stories" by Radu F. Alexandru, directed by Claudiu Goga, 2011


D`AYA Company ("La Motoare" terrace)

  • Master of Ceremony - "They Shoot Horses, Don't They?" by Horace McCoy, directed by Chris Simion, 2007

Radu Stanca Theatre, Sibiu

  • Arkadina - "The Seagull" by A.P. Chekhov, directed by Andrei Şerban, 2007

ATHENS -  Athens Concert Hall (Megaron)

  • All feminine roles - „Lysistrata"by Aristophanes, directed by Michael Cacoyannis, 2005

Cultural Olympiad, Athens, 2002

  • Electra - „Electra"by Sophocles, directed by Yiannis Margaritis

Luni Theatre - "Teatrul Deschis" Company

  • „Chantan au Lait"after Mircea Dinescu, own direction
  • Chiriţa - „Chiriţa en voyage"after Vasile Alecsandri

National Theatre Craiova

  • Clitemnestre - "The Orestia"after Sophocles, directed by Silviu Purcărete

Teatrum Mundi

  • The Crazy Woman - "Decomposed Theater" by Matei Vişniec, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu

Lucia Sturdza Bulandra Theatre

  • The Stepdaughter - "Six Characters in Search of an Author" by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Liviu Ciulei
  • Turandot - „Turandot" by Carlo Gozzi, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • Mrs. T -  "Procust's Bed" after Camil Petrescu, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu
  • "Everything in the Garden" by Edward Albee, directed by Tudor Mărăscu

Odeon Theatre

  • „Saragosa - 66 days", directed by Alexandru Dabija
  • Lola Lola - "The Blue Angel" after Heinrich Mann, directed by Răzvan Mazilu

The Jewish State Theatre: 1988 - 1990

  • Lola Blau - "Tonight, Lola Blau" by Georg Kreisler, directed by Alexandru Dabija
  • Portia - "Schylock" by Arnold Wesker, directed by Grigore Gonţa
  • Kathleene - "Park your Car in Harvard Yard" by Israel Horovitz, directed by Horea Popescu
  • Sally Bowls - "Cabaret", directed by Andreea Vulpe

Youth Theatre Piatra Neamţ: 1985 - 1988

  • Ioana - "These Sad Angels " by Dumitru Radu Popescu
  • Tofana - "Red Passion" by Mihail Sorbul
  • Lucietta - "Piazzeta" by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Silviu Purcărete
  • Gwendolen Fairfax - "Good Evening, Mr. Wilde", musical by Henry Mălineanu after Bernard Shaw, directed by Nicolae Caranfil

Parts in movies:

  • Eszter Somos - "The House of Terror", directed by Peter Engert, 2008
  • Herman's Mother - "The Fence", directed by Philip Saville, 2007
  • Mrs Mansfeld - "Mansfeld", directed by Andor Szilaghiy, 2006
  • Margo's Mother - "Margo", directed by Ioan Cărmăzan, 2006
  • Ada's Mother - "Poisoned Dreams", directed by Ana Mărgineanu, 2006
  • Irene - „15", directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, 2005
  • Bonne de Bois de Rose - "L`Homme presse", directed by Sebastien Grall, 2005
  • Amalia Frunzetti - "Orient Express", directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, 2004
  • Alexandra - "Damen Tango", directed by Dinu Tănase, 2004
  • Mary - "The Passion of The Christ", directed by Mel Gibson, 2004
  • Gina - "Bolondok eneke", directed by Csaba Bereczki, 2003
  • Olga - "A rozsa enekei", directed by Andor Szilaghiy, 2003
  • Mrs. T - "Procust's bed", directed by Sergiu Prodan, Viorica Mesina, 2001
  • Woman at Fountain - "Prince of Darkness: The True Story of Dracula", TV film, directed by Joe Chapelle, 2000
  • Nonna - "Marie, Nonna, la Vierge et moi", directed by Francis Renaud, 2000
  • Irma - "Kinai vedelem", directed by Gabor Tompa, 1999
  • "Face to Face", directed by Marius Teodor Barna, 1999
  • Queen Maria - "Triangle of Death", directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, 1999
  • "The Man of the Day", directed by Dan Piţa, 1997
  • Mother of The Witman Boys- "Witman Boys", directed by Janos Szasz, 1997
  • Edith Stein - „"The Seventh Room", directed by Martha Meszaros, 1995
  • Ulysses' Wife - "Ulysses' Gaze", directed by Theodoros Angelopoulos, 1995
  • Helen - „Nostradamus", directed by Roger Christian, 1994
  • The prisoner - „Trahir", directed by Radu Mihăileanu, 1993
  • "The House from the Dream", directed by Ioan Cărmăzan, 1993
  • "The Earth's Most Beloved Son", directed by Şerban Marinescu, 1992
  • Nela - "The Oak ", directed by Lucian Pintilie, 1993
  • "Rămânerea", directed by Laurenţiu Damian, 1992
  • "The Boy with a Single Brace", directed by Iulian Mihu, 1990
  • "Those Who Pay with Their Lives", directed by Şerban Marinescu, 1988
  • Maria - "Maria and the Sea", directed by Mircea Mureşan, 1988
  • "The Season of Love", directed by Iulian Mihu, 1985
  • "Chained Justice", directed by Dan Piţa, 1983
  • "Too Hot for the Month of May", directed by Maria Callas Dinescu, 1983


  • "Impossible Marriage", TV series, directed by Silviu Jicman, 2004
  • "Frumoşii nebuni ai marilor oraşe" - The National Television Theatre


The Institute of Theater Arts and Cinematography, Acting Department, class of 1985, University professor doctor Dem Radulescu's class

Awards and honors:

  • Prize for best actress at the Emma Festival, London, 2004, for the role of Mother of Christ in "The Passion of The Christ"
  • The European Parliament in Strasbourg designated her, in February 2004, Actress and Woman of the Year 2003
  • Jury member at the festivals of Geneva 1995, Thessaloniki 1996, Angers 1998, Monte Carlo 2000
  • The "Irina Răchiţeanu Sirianu" Prize for "The Lady of the Camellias", 1997
  • UNITER Prize for "Lola Blau", 1995
  • Felix Prize, actress of the year 1993, for "The Oak"
  • Theatre vivant Prize1993 of the Radio France International for the best show in French, "Decomposed Theater"
  • Les stars de demain  Prize- Geneva, 1992, best actress and  Critics' Prize, for "The Oak"
  • TheAUR Romanian Humorists' Association Prize 1992, for "The Oak"
  • The "FLACARA" magazine prize for "The Children's Crusade"
  • L.S. Bulandra national prize for best actress of the year 1993 Hayyah from "Ghetto"
  • UCIN Prize 1990 for  "Those Who Pay with Their Lives"
  • Lucia Sturdza Bulandra  National Prize for best actress of the year 1990, for Medeea in "Ancient Trilogy"
  • UNITER Prize for best feminine role 1990 - Medeea from "Ancient Trilogy"
  • Prize at the National Film Festival from Costinesti 1980 for "Maria and the Sea"


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