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Teatrul Gong Sibiu



Biography

Mihaela Grigora has been an actress at the GONG Theatre in Sibiu, Romania since 1976. From 1993 she has been the director of this prestigious Romanian cultural institution. 

She performed 140 roles in over 80 shows of animation and pantomime dedicated to children and youth. Mihaela directed and signed the script for the following shows: The Uncanny Child, Chipollino, Don’t Let Them Fool You, The Light of the World, 4th Level Encounter, and Honey, sugar and salt.   

She initiated and supported in collaboration with GONG Theatre different cultural projects which were performed in Romania as well as in other European countries.

During her well established artistic career she received various prizes, such as: The Special Prize of the Jury at “The Puppet Theatre Week” in Timisoara, Romania (1985); The Great Prize at the Pantomimic Recitals Gala in Paraul Rece, Romania (1988); The Medal of Honor of the Almnadense Academy in Lisbon, Portugal (1979); The Medal of Honor of Plerin sur Mer, France (1995); The Medal of Honor of La Meziere, France (2009).

Monica Baldea has been an actress at the GONG Theatre in Sibiu, Romania since 1981. She graduated from The Theatre Arts University in Targu-Mures, Romania with a specialization in animating puppets.

She performed over 170 roles in puppet and pantomime shows in Romania as well as in Europe. She directed the following shows: Different ways of loving, Laughing with TO-BI-KI, The Purse with Two Coins, Thumbelina, The Cats’ Little House, The Baby Swan, The Mermaid, Maya, and The Ballerina

During her artistic career she received various prizes such as: The Great Prize at the Pantomimic Recitals Gala in Paraul Rece, Romania (1989); The Award for Interpretation at The Small-Shapes Festival in Plodiv, Bulgaria (1996), and the Fist Prize for Directing at The National Students’ Festival in Targu Mures, Romania (2007).      
   
Florin Grigora? is a Romanian composer and since 1970 he is also the leader of RIFF, a rock band that performed over 3500 concerts in Romania and Europe. He composed the music and wrote the lyrics for his band’s 10 albums.

He has been collaborating with GONG Theatre in Sibiu, Romania for the past 20 years. He composed the music and lyrics for over 25 shows and produced the soundtracks of various artistic productions.
Teatrul Gong Sibiu