Ioan Paraschiv



As an actor employed by a state theatre, after a given point you say: ‘That’s all there is.’ But there can be more than that.

Ioan Paraschiv – performance

F.M. Dostoievski – Monologue from The Idiot
Recorded at The Romanian Youth National Centre of the Arts – November 2022
Video concept: Virgil Oprina


I want to open as many doors as possible and I think it’s good to take risks.

Ioan Paraschivu introduces himself

Recorded in November 2022


Ioan Paraschiv


(b. 1988, Arad)

In 2011, Ioan Paraschiv graduated from the Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu, with a degree in the Actor’s Art. From 2011 to 2013 he studied for an M.A. degree in the Art of Performing Theatrical Characters at the same university. While a student, he was a member of the Youth Theatre company in Piatra Neamț. From 2013 to 2021 he was a member of the Radu Stancu National Theatre company in Sibiu. Since 2022 he has been an independent actor. He has played countless parts, including Noah in Richard Nash’s Rainmaker, Kilroy in Tennessee Williams’ Camino Real, Cyprian in Yvonne, based on Witold Gombrowicz’s Yvonne, Princess of Burgundy, Lee in Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem, and the Officer in Arthur Miller’s View from the Bridge. He has also appeared in several films, including Shadows, Horizon, Afghanistans, Impromptu Spies, and No Man’s Land.

He has won the Award for Best Actor at the HOP Gala (2013), the National Audition Award of the Ion Luca Caragiale National University of the Theatrical and Cinematic Arts (2013), and 10 For Film at the Transylvania International Film Festival (2014).