I am Vasile Flutur. I am an actor, director, and playwright born in Suceava, Romania. I couldn't stand still as a kid. That, plus a ferocious appetite for words (be they Romanian, English, Spanish, Italian, or French) is probably what now urges me to begin my bio with "currently based in NYC."
A conscious and inexhaustible decision to pursue acting was made as early as the green age of 12, merely as consequence of being a VHS witness to the coolness of all the guys not looking at explosions in Hollywood flicks of the B division. It wasn't until high school, however, that I first experienced the nerves of having to set foot in front of an audience. "The Knockers", our adolescently percolated troupe, was a beautiful vehicle for traveling the country to perform (in Romanian, as well as English) in many a theater festival for teenagers.
I obtained my BFA from the prestigious National University for Theater and Film, Bucharest. With Stanislavsky at its foundation, this intense program also provided valuable insight into the works of Grotowsky, Meyerhold, Chekhov, Lecoq, Spolin and others. It is also the place where I armed myself with indispensable tools for tackling classical work as well as contemporary, improvisation, Commedia del'Arte, acting on camera, etc. Upon graduation, I was the first to be awarded the Stefan Iordache award for Best Actor. My MFA I obtained from Brooklyn College, an equally challenging and immersive program that enabled me to adjust to the new culture and artistic market.
Since I arrived in NYC, I have worked extensively with Piper Theater Productions, a Park Slope-based company that offered several scores that would change any actor's life. Piper also pushed me into discovering arsenal that I never knew I had in me - the voice of a director, writer, and educator.
I have been privileged enough to work on many stages, films, commercials, and voice-overs, on both sides of the pond. I am thankful to all those who found enough interest in me to cast me.
I am happy to have recently made my Off-Broadway debut in Tamburlaine, directed by Sir Michael Boyd at Theater for a New Audience, a show that was awarded "Most Honorable Mention" in the New York Times "Best Shows of 2014."
I am currently working on Splitfoot, a play that I am lead and coauthor of, which has been selected to perform at C Venues in this year's Edinburgh Fringe Festival.