Romanian puppeteer. An inventive performer with an exceptional technical ability, known especially for his talent in the art of string puppetry, Liviu Berehoi began his career in 1974 at Ţăndărică Puppet Theatre (today, Teatrul de animaţie Ţăndărică). Among his many roles are: Anotimpurile mânzului (The Seasons of the Foal, 1978), directed by Irina Niculescu; Till Eulenspiegel (1979), directed by Cătălina Buzoianu; Nocturn Stravinsky (Nocturne Stravinsky, 1982), directed by Irina Niculescu; Visul unei nopti de vara (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, (1988), directed by Cristian Pepino.

Liviu Berehoi wrote, designed, directed, and performed solo shows, which have been invited to Germany, Belgium, Italy, and Slovenia. He is considered a master of marionette performance, and he established a pedagogical career teaching string puppetry; he taught notably at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette (ESNAM, National School for Higher Education in Puppetry Arts) in Charleville-Mézières, France (1992), at the Centro Teatro di Figura de Cervia, Italy, and at the Théâtre du Grutli of Geneva, Switzerland (2002, in Irina Niculescu’s professional training workshops for actors). Between 1996 and 2002, he collaborated with Irina Niculescu and John Lewandowski at the Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève, creating many memorable roles and training professional puppeteers. Since 2002, Berehoi continues to work at the Théâtre des Marionnettes de Genève, performing and teaching under the direction of Guy Jutard.

In 2013, Liviu Berehoi was awarded the UNITER (Uniunea Teatrală din România Theatre Union of Romania) Special Prize for Puppet Theatre.

(See Romania.)