Antoaneta Cojocaru is one of Romania’s most highly rated young actresses and has appeared in numerous stage and film productions. She studied acting at the Ion Luca Caragiale National University of Theatrical and Cinematic Arts, Bucharest, in the class of professor Ion Cojar, and has also studied dance and music, forging a career as an actress at the Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest National Theatre, Comedy Theatre, Metropolis Theatre, Teatrelli, Romanian Playwrights Theatre, Arts Theatre, Godot Theatre, Green House Monday Theatre, ArCuB, and Children’s Comic Opera.
She has worked with theatre directors Ion Cojar, Cătălina Buzoianu, Silviu Purcărete, Alexandru Darie, Gigi Căciuleanu, Alexander Hausvater, David Esrig, Chris Simion, Radu Apostol, Radu Afrim, Lia Bugnar, Carmen Vidu, and Alexandru Măzgăreanu, and film directors Mircea Danieliuc, Dan Pița, Ioan Cărmăzan, Tudor Giurgiu, Cornel Mihalache, and Alexandru Maftei.
Antoaneta Cojocaru has won numerous prizes and awards for her performances, including the High Patronage of the Royal House of Romania for the Bulandra Night Laboratory project, Bucharest’s first theatrical research laboratory. She has given numerous masterclasses, lectures, and acting classes for professionals, amateurs, and children. She has taken part in a number of national and international tours and enjoys high esteem among both audiences and reviewers, who rank her among the best actors of today, thanks to the flexibility with which she combines the actor’s art with that of the actor and musician. She has realised numerous theatre and music-hall productions. One outstanding example is Hamlet and Us, a show performed in historic buildings and museums with the aim of highlighting Romania’s exceptional architectural heritage. She works with fashion designers including Iris Șerban, Laura Hîncu, and Bianca Popp.
At present she acts at a number of theatres: the Bulandra (Oscar and Auntie Rose, Coriolanus), the Playwrights’ Theatre (Mazurka), and Teatrelli (Oxygen and Let Me Talk to You), and directs five musicals for children at the Children’s Comedy Theatre (Gulliver, Peter Pan, Little Dorothy, Music Gala, and The Music Salon). During the pandemic she created five new projects online, including a theatre and dance film.