Oana Maria Cajal

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Oana Maria Cajal is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, visual artist and poet.
She was born in Bucharest, Romania, and immigrated to the US in 1980.
Oana Maria Cajal got an MFA in playwriting from University of California, San Diego.
She wrote several plays that were successfully produced in cities across America.
"The Last Pact" was voted by UNITER (Romanian Theatre Union) The Best Play of 2011. The award is sponsored by The Royal House of Romania.
Her screenplay for the feature film “The White Gate” was nominated for “Best screenplay” at the Gopo Awards 2015 (the Romanian Oscar).
Oana returned to graphic arts with her volume of Picto Poems, "Solenodon".
Oana Maria Cajal is an Alumna of New Dramatists, a former Fulbright and a National Endowment for The Arts fellow, member of Dramatists Guild of America, Playwrights Guild of Canada, UNITER, UCIN and Romanian Fine Arts Union (UAP), Multimedia, Bucharest branch.
Oana lives in Montreal.
Picto-Impulses – With this compound word Oana Maria Cajal acknowledges the energy which determines her pictorial gestures. Her works are not defined by meditation but by an explicit impulse, a dynamic force and an intense call. Their complex fabric weaves together echoes history, cultural imprints and personal reminiscences. They are the picto-impulses of an artist who rejects nothing, but accepts the impurity of our time and displays it in all its vertiginous confusion. We can look at them and identify characters and situations, but what fascinates us most is the underlying current that electrifies them. We have here the expression of a restless mix that dismisses unity while affirming and accepting the diversity of the world. - George Banu, Theatre and Art Critic