Ferdinand VIII, King of Spain

Iarina Demian's adaptation of Gogol's "Diary of a Madman".

This was my first monologue. I remember I delivered it in front of an audience consisting of my mother and father, in our living room, at sixteen. Dad was very moved. I always felt that Gogol's text delivers itself, that it is not the actor who is looking for meaning, but the other way around. It has been many years since the living room moment, and my mother (Iarina Demian), with whom I worked six or seven time as actor and director, staged this show for me. I think it is the most profound theater experience, this collaboration I had with Gogol's madman. An experience which, on the stage, truly made me pity the character, forgetting the actor Tudor Chirila. A 100% transfer of personality.