The Hungarian Cultural Society of Transylvania (EMKE) awarded its 2018 Kovács György Prize to Ervin Szűcs, in recognition for his contribution to the acting profession through the outstanding portrayals of a number of important roles.
Ervin Szűcs received his degree in acting from the Târgu Mureş University of Arts in 2002. Since 2005 he has been a member of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. For his latest portrayal (Prior Walter in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America I-II, director: Victor Ioan Frunză), he was nominated for the award of Best Actor by UNITER.
His outstanding achievements in recent years include: Comrade Veress (György Dragomán: Galoshes, director: András Visky), The Baron (Maxim Gorky: The Lower Depths, director: Yuri Kordonsky), Jan (Vivian Nielsen: Breaking the Waves, director Tom Dugdale), Caravaggio (Caravaggio Terminal, director: Robert Woodruff), Antoine Magneau (Roger Vitrac: Victor, or Power to the Children, director Silviu Purcărete), Ejlert Lövborg (Henrik Ibsen: Hedda Gabler, director Andrei Şerban), Christian (Thomas Vinterberg - Mogens Rukov - Bo Hr. Hansen: Celebration, director: Robert Woodruff).
The Hungarian Cultural Society of Transylvania (EMKE) holds its annual general meeting on the weekend that falls closest to the anniversary of its foundation, April 12, 1885. The award ceremony will be held on April 7 at 3 pm at the Báthory István High School in Cluj.