Romanian puppet theatre scenographer-set designer. After having received his degree in architecture, in 1955 Eustațiu Gregorian joined the puppet theatre of Craiova (see Teatrul pentru copii și tineret Colibri, Colibri Theatre for Children and Youth). His style was a humorous blend of modern visual art and Romanian folk arts. Among his many productions are: Domnul Goe (Mr Goe, 1958), awarded at the First International Festival in Bucharest; Cinci săptămâni în balon (Five Weeks in a Balloon, 1960); Păcală (1975); and Cartea cu Apolodor (The Book of Apollodorus, 1981), based on the popular Romanian children’s book by Naum Gellu. These productions were directed by Horia Davidescu.

Eustațiu Gregorian received the first prize for his work at both the second and third International Puppet Theatre Festivals held in Bucharest (1960 and 1965). His paintings, graphic art, and theatre designs were selected to participate in numerous exhibitions, notably held in the United States, Italy, and Mexico.

(See Romania.)