Cosmin is a New York based theater director born in Romania. He has directed over fifty professional and university productions in America, Austria, England, Germany, Greece, Italy, Romania, and Thailand. One of his recent projects 'The Mutilated' by Tennessee Williams was nominated for the 2014 Drama League Awards for Best Revival and was the New York Times and Time Out critic's pick. Other projects include ‘Beautiful Province’ by Clarence Coo, winner of the 2012 Yale New Drama Series, presented at Lincoln Center Theater 3, Irwin Shaw's 'Bury the Dead' at HERE Arts Center and Sibiu International Festival,  and 'Something Cloudy, Something Clear' by Tennessee Williams produced by the Provincetown TW Festival. In America Cosmin directed over 30 plays in New York City (Lincoln Center, Cherry Lane, The Actors Studio, HERE Arts Center, UBU Rep, The Players), Massachusetts (The Provincetown T. Williams Festival, KO Festival), California, and New Jersey. He is a lifetime member of the Actors Studio and a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab. He completed Artist Residency programs with the Drama League, SDC, and the Jack O’Brien fellowship at the Old Globe, San Diego. Ion-Cosmin Chivu is currently the Head of BA Acting and Directing, International Performance Ensemble at Pace University Performing Arts, NYC. Since 2012 Chivu is the host of The Masters Series at Schimmel Center for the Arts, a public conversation with well-established, outstanding artists. He holds a Masters in Theatre Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School, New School, NYC and a BFA in Acting from the G. Enescu Art Academy, Romania.

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October 6, 2014; Veteran stage, film, and TV actress Kathleen Turner will reveal much about her career and life in a conversation with PPA students at the Pace School of Performing Arts Masters Series, moderated by Cosmin Chivu.

May-18-28, 2015; Cosmin Chivu and Grant Kretchik will lead a travel course in Roman Drama, Native, Modern and Contem-porary Italian Theater. The iti-nerary includes Rome, Milan, Florence, Spoleto, Umbria, Venice and Verona. To register contact: