Florentina Mocanu

Florentina Mocanu-Schendel - SAG-AFTRA - began her career by writing, directing, performing for theatre and radio shows. By 18 she earned awards as best actress, entered the People‚Äôs School of Art in Bucharest and the University of Theater Arts in Targu Mures graduating with a Diploma in Acting for theatre and film. In her native Romania she became part of the National Theatre, Comedy Theatre of Bucharest, and Romanian Film Studio ensembles. In the United States she continued her work in theatre and film while completing her education with an MA in Drama from San Francisco State University and a PhD in Theater and Performing Studies from Stanford University.  Presently she teaches Classical Dramatic Literature at University of San Francisco, and freelances as an actor, director, and writer.