Name

Mrs Zita Moldovan

Country of residence

Romania

Ethnicity

Roma

Occupation

Actress

BIO

Zita Moldovan is one of the most known Roma actresses in Romania, journalist and host for more than 15 years of the Roma TV show – ”From the life of the Roma” and fashion designer for the ”Romany Dreams” collection inspired by the cultural heritage of traditional clothing of Roma community.

She is the co-founder of the first Roma theatre in Romania – Giuvlipen Theatre Company,  for which she is an actress, a cultural phenomenon on the local scene, a “revolutionary theatre” according to Reuters. Giuvlipen’s performances have a feminist and antiracist rhetoric and bring to life the issues of early marriage, anti-gypsyism, hate speech, hyper-sexualization, evictions and heteronormativity in order to promote discussion and critical thinking in our society. Together with her colleagues from Giuvlipen, Zita is lobbing for the founding of a state Roma theatre in Romania. 

Over the years she has been working for well-known art institution Ion Dacian Musical and Operetta Theater.

She is also a trainer of Theatre of the Oppressed where she works with Roma women on their specific issues in Romania.

In 2018 she is part of the Romanian-French production “Déracinés” directed by Bogdan Zamfir, presented in Paris during the Romania-France 2019 season.

In more than 15 years of her career, Zita has been actively involved in the Roma movement, working in various campaigns for Roma rights.

Website

https://www.facebook.com/zita.moldovan.3