Theatre and film actor and cultural leader, Constantin Chiriac studied acting in Bucharest, being awarded degrees in cultural management from the US Information Agency, the Hull University UK and from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.
Throughout his career he has created world-renowned structures, has generated countless international projects and has led numerous teams. He is president of Sibiu International Theatre Festival, general manager of “Radu Stanca” National Theatre and manager of Sibiu Performing Arts Open Market. He played a decisive role in Sibiu being designated European Cultural Capital 2007 and in the undeniable success of the programme. As well, he was a member of the panel of experts involved in the selection and monitoring the European Capitals of Culture (2009 – 2012).
Constantin Chiriac is professor at the “Lucian Blaga” University in Sibiu and doctor honoris causa of Leeds Metropolitan University (2008) and of the West University of Timisoara (2018). He gave lectures and conferences at universities around the world. His work has been recognized through countless awards and distinctions, including the Japan Foundation Award and the Special Award of the Japanese Foreign Affairs Ministry (2015). He is Knight of the Order for Merit (2000), Officer of the Belgian Crown Order (2011), Honorary Ambassador of Tourism (since 2014) and Officer of the Cultural Merit Order (2017).
As an actor, Constantin Chiriac performed in more than 40 theatre productions and supported one-man shows in over 50 countries. His most famous films include Moromeții (directed by Stere Gulea), Croaziera (directed by Mircea Daneliuc) and Somewhere in Palilula (directed by Silviu Purcărete).