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Alcoholism: A brief deconstruction of my Dad’s death.

Performance by Mike Savuica - a producer, director, actor; Sorin Gongu - producer, performer, Sidonia Doica - actress and musician and Rosta Matocha - blues and soul/jazz musician (Romania)

Alcoholism: A brief deconstruction of my Dad’s death.

Mike Savuica is a producer, director, actor, and Business Development Manager at one of the coolest HR company, Lugera. He graduated The Academy of Live and Recorded Arts (London), and is currently studying at NIPAI the 18 Month Theatre Directing Diploma program. He is the founder of Unfortunate Thespians. Founder, and organizer of Monolog Slam Romania. At only 24 he has two international shows, and is currently developing his third international performance. His credits as a director include 5 plays, 1 documentary, 1 feature-length film and 2 commercials. Mike’s dream is to help as many artists as possible develop, and produce, their plays, dreams and goals.

Sorin Gongu is a powerhouse name in Romanian theater production. After 30+ years spent as a producer, Sorin decided to step on stage, and become a performer himself. After he took part in a workshop with the Ostrenko brothers in January 2018 Sorn decided he wanted to tun his passion for acting into a profession. Since then Sorin has not stopped acting, and has taken part in a multitude of workshops to further become a well-crafted, multidisciplined, performer. Sorin thinks age is just a number, and believes that even though he is almost 60 he is in his prime. Sorin is not on the edge, he owns the edge.

Sidonia Doica is a Romanian actress and musician, who graduated from East 15 Drama School, BA Acting and Contemporary Theatre, in 2018. She’s been a freelancer ever since, working of various projects. The last project she’s been working on is the musical “Next to Normal”, a CREAS production in association with the National Operetta and Musical Theatre Ion Dacian, in which she plays Natalie. 

During her studies, she started to devise her own plays, “Maria-Ioana”, which at the moment is a work-in-progress and a one-woman show called “Lollipops”. She wrote the scripts and the music for both of them. 

She believes in her craft because art exists to put a mirror in front of an audience, to make people feel something, either joy or misery. It exists for various reasons, to educate people and raise questions, in order to make this world a better place for ourselves.

Rosta Man ( real name Rosta Matocha ) born in 1972 in Czech Republic. First time I touched the guitar when I was student at at the Military High School in Opava . With the original song " Why so many guns" I won the army music&art competition  "ASUT" . When I became a professional squash player and then later on a coach, I forgot the guitar somewhere and found it again in 2013, when I moved to Romania.  Since then,  I have been playing  mostly blues and soul/jazz music, sharing the stage with great musicians like Sian Brie ( Romanian jazz guitar player) or Matej Ptaszek ( Czech blues harp player) . In September 2020 I was asked by Mike Savuica  to join with the guitar the amazing Theater act " Daddy Dear" and my performance added new colors and vibes to this amazing Theater. 

Dick has been an alcoholic since early teenage years. After his father dies in an accident, Dick’s alcohol intake sky rockets to an all-time high, as he himself plummets to an all-time low. “But no matter how much I drink, I can’t forget” (Dick). Dick is confused and in a lot of pain, he does nothing but work and drink. He realizes that to have a shot at a normal life he must have one last conversation with his dad, and tell him all the things he never dared say when his father was alive. At his dad’s grave he finds more than he bargained for... the line between reality and nightmare is blurred as Dick revisits the ghosts of the past.

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