Romanian theatre designer. A graduate of the Bucharest Institutul de Arte Plastice “Nicolae Grigorescu”, secția de scenografie (The Institute of Fine Arts Nicolae Grigorescu, Department of Scenography), Eugenia Tărăşescu-Jianu designed most of the puppet theatre performances of Constanţa Puppet Theatre (formerly also called the Elpis), now renamed Teatrul pentru copii și tineret Constanța (Constanţa Theatre for Children and Youth).

Since 1968, her work as a theatre designer has been noted for its vigorous style and technical inventiveness; she is an adept of clear, purified, stylized forms. Her works include: Copilul din stele (The Star Child), directed by Geo Berechet; Călina, Făt-Frumos (Călina Prince Charming), directed by Silviu Purcărete; Micul Prinț (The Little Prince), directed by Andrei Belgrader; Metamorfoze (Metamorphoses), directed by Cristian Pepino; Scufița Roşie (Little Red Riding Hood) and Făt-Frumos din lacrimă (Prince Charming Born of Tears), both directed by Mona Chirilă.

Eugenia Tărăşescu-Jianu has also collaborated with the theatres of Craiova (Teatrul pentru copii și tineret Colibri, Colibri Theatre for Children and Youth) in Cluj-Napoca, and the Hungarian theatre Ciróka Bábszínház, in Kecskemet. In 1994, at Cluj-Napoca, she received an award for her lifetime artistic achievements. Besides her work in puppet theatre, she designed many productions for the actors’ theatre.

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