From 24-28 June, a group of artists and cultural operators participated in professional development workshops run by Reactor, in partnership with Para Film & Teater (Norway) and Váróterem Projek (Cluj-Napoca), which took place at a location in the Apuseni Mountains. The workshops aimed at sharing new methods and tools for working in multi-ethnic communities, both artistically, organisationally and managerially, and were curated by the Norwegian partners. The two trainers were Gianluca Iumiento (for the artistic workshops) and Ishak Jalimam (management workshops).
In response to the invitation of the Bethlen Square Theatre in Budapest, the Váróterem Projekt will also participate in the Theatre Olympics, with no less than four performances in the capital. Of course, the programme of our guest performances will include classroom and educational theatre productions, which are a very important part of our repertoire. In addition, we will bring to Budapest the studio performances that we have created in our new headquarters, ZIZ – art and social area.
On Thursday, 11th May, we will be showing Bánk bán? Present!, presented twice in a classroom at the Hungarian-English Bilingual Elementary and Secondary School of Arts in Erzsébetváros. These will be the 238th and 239th performances of the production, which has been on the programme for 11 years and is an adaptation of József Katona’s classic. Andrei Visky will be seen in the roles of Biberach and King Endre II.
Váróterem Projekt launches a theatre workshop for high school students. The aim of the workshop is to use the means of theatre to contribute to self-discovery, personal development, self-confidence, creativity and critical thinking. In addition, to create a performance in the spring with the actors of the company, which will be included in the repertoire of Váróterem Projekt.
The first meeting will take place on 31 January at the company’s headquarters in ZIZ – art and social area (5-7 Paris St.). For the rest of the school year, the workshops will continue regularly, twice a week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The workshop will be led by company artists Levente Imecs-Magdó and Andrej Visky. Places are limited and participation is free.
To register, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a short video of maximum 1 minute. The content and form of the video are left entirely to the applicants, but we would like to get to know you as well as possible. The deadline for applications is Wednesday 25 January 2022 at midnight.
We look forward to receiving your applications and meeting you in person!
The project is supported by the Ministry of Culture and Innovation in the framework of the National Talent Programme, organised by the Human Resources Funding Agency (Hungary). The value of the project entitled Váróterem Theatre Workshop, funded by the National Talent Programme, is HUF 5 508 000 and the implementation period is 1 July 2022,
and the final deadline is 30 June 2023.