ANA MARGINEANU is a Romanian theatre and television director. Credits include: The Blind Trip, The Sunshine Play , Buy Me With A Coffee, Bucharest Calling, 89 , 89… Hot After '89, Garbage, Cheek to Cheek and Vitamins.
Her work has been presented internationally in Basel, Dublin, Düsseldorf, Graz, New York, Prague, Saint Petersburg, Stuttgart and Vienna as well as the major cities of Romania.
Her most recent show, The Blind Trip was presented in New York as part of The Odissey Festival "Wich Direction Home" and was featured in the prestigious The New York Times.
The Sunshine Play received several awards including Best Play in 2006– Relationship Drama at London Fringe Awards, and the Romanian Critics Award in 2007. 89, 89… Hot After '89 received seven awards in 2005 including Best Show at the Romanian Drama Festival and
The Jury Award for Innovation at the Contemporary Drama Festival. Garbage won Best Show at Hop Gala Mangalia in 2003. 5 Miraculous Minutes in Piatra Neamt won Best Show Award at the Romanian Comedy Festival in 2010.
Ana received Best Contribution In Romanian Theatre Award in 2008 at the VIP Gala. She was also nominated for Best Debut at the Uniter Gala.
As a television director, Ana worked for Media Pro Television Studios, directing the series One Step Ahead and films like Poisoned Dreams and Hit by Love.
Ana worked as an associated professor at the National University of Theatre and Film, Bucharest. She has lead workshops in Athens, Bucharest, New York and Timisoara. She is a founding member of DramAcum( directors collective that supports young Romanian playwrights) and of The Internationalists directors collective(NY) and participated in Lincoln Centers Directors Lab '07.
Her most recent project Only the Best About Romania is a series of plays created in collaboration with playwright Peca Stefan. Through interviews and rigorous research each play in this series becomes a portrait of the life and spirit of a different Romanian town. Together they make an unconventional analysis of contemporary Romania. The first of these plays are A True Story Completely Invented About Baia Mare and 5 Miraculous Minutes in Piatra Neamt.