People

Constantin Chiriac

President
Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Romania

Constantin Chiriac is the President of the Sibiu International Theatre Festival, the General Manager of the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu, and the President of the Sibiu Performing Arts Market. He played a decisive role in obtaining the title of Sibiu – European Capital of Culture 2007. He is a professor at the Lucia Blaga University of Sibiu and was granted Doctor Honoris Causa by Leeds Metropolitan University (2008) and by West University of Timișoara (2018). His awards and distinctions include the 2014 Aspen Institute Award for Contribution to Romanian Cultural Patrimony and the Prize granted by the Japan Foundation and the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2015). He is an Officer of the Order of the Belgian Crown (2011) and an Honorary Tourism AmbassadorHhas a National Order of Merit (2000) and an Officer of the Order of Cultural Merit from the Grand Duke of Luxembourg (2017). In 2018, he was awared the Honorary Citizenship of Sibiu and the Honorary Citizenship of Rm. Vîlcea. Constantins acting work includes Moromeții / The Moromete Family (directed by Stere Gulea), Croaziera / The Cruise (directed by Mircea Daneliuc) and Undeva la Palilula / Somewhere in Palilula (directed by Silviu Purcărete).