I Declare At My Own Risk
Alina Serban supported by Tara Arts & Arts Council England
Fri 4 Dec 2015
Written and performed by Alina Serban
Production: Teatru Luni Green Hours
Director: David Schwartz
Music: Catalin Rulea
Set design: Adrian Cristea
Dramaturg :Monica Marinescu
Alina Serban is a Romanian Roma actress, theatre practitioner and human rights activist. A graduate of Tisch Scool of the Arts& NYU and of RADA (MA Theatre lab), she is interested in interventionist and physical theatre. 'I Declare at My Own Risk' – in which she was involved at all stages of production- has brought her recognition on the Romanian stage since 2011.
Her performances include Irina in 'Three Sisters', Kalonike in 'Lysistrata' and Munerva in 'Possesed'-all RADA productions, as well as Marina in Shakespeare's “Pericles”, (director Philip Parr, International Shakespeare Festival Gdansk- Poland). She has collaborated with the Geko and Complicite theater companies. With the “B- Lab Brighton Company”, she has recently starred in “The sun that leaves no shadows” (based on Camus' “L'Etranger”) at the Brighton Fringe Festival; she is also working in partnership with Rich Mix as an actress, playwright and project leader for “Home”, a play about immigration to be performed this autumn. As Nadir in BBC's “The Last Enemy”, she co starred with Benedict Cumberbatch and BAFTA winner Anamaria Marinca. Romanian audiences also know her as a comedian, as she has been a member of the popular improvisational group “Trupa Noua”.
Alina has also lent her voice to a number of social campaigns. She directed, produced and performed in "3ivisarde paramica", a street performance project sponsored by Rromani Criss anti-discrimination NGO and the Open Society Foundation. She was creatively involved and acted in short films promoting education among the marginalised (“We All Need School and “Changes”, for the AWARE EU.Project and appeared in anti discrimination clips for Rromani Criss