An event will take place at the end of the 2018/2019 season in the framework of the theatrical conversation series of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. On Tuesday, June 18, at 6 pm, in the Upstairs Foyer, András Visky and Gábor Tompa will interact with the 2016/2017 season’s Vlad Mugur Prize recipient, director Yuri Kordonsky. Among previous awards recipients were prior guests of these events, such as director Silviu Purcărete, composer Vasile Șirli, director Robert Wodroff, set and costume designer Carmencita Brojboiu, mask designer Ilona Varga-Járó.
The Artistic Council of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj awarded the Vlad Mugur Prize of the 2016/17 season to Yuri Kordonsky, for his staging of The Lower Depths.
The Vlad Mugur Prize was founded in 2006 by the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, in recognition of the work of artists who are not members of the company. In the past, the Artistic Council awarded the prize to the following creators: director Mihai Măniuțiu (2006), set and costume designer Carmencita Brojboiu (2007), choreographer Vava Ștefănescu (2008), director Silviu Purcărete (2009), composer Vasile Șirli (2009), mask designer Ilona Varga-Járó (2009), director Andrei Șerban (2010), director Matthias Langhoff (2011), director Robert Woodruff (2012), director Kinga Mezei (2013), director András Urbán (2014), set designer Helmut Stürmer (2015), set designer Martin Chocholoušek (2016), and director Yuri Kordonsky (2017).
At the same time, the award is also a way to pay homage to Vlad Mugur, who staged such memorable and important productions at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, as: The Chairs, The Venetian Twins, The Cherry Orchard, The Lourcine Street Affair, Right You Are (if you think so). All of the recipients of the Vlad Mugur Prize are presented with a particularly valuable porcelain piece of art created by Helmuth Stürmer.
Entry to the event is free of charge.