Kolozsvár, 1914

Endre Senkálszky

Place and date of birth: Cluj, 2 October 1914


Studies: 1935-37: Drama School of Hetényi Elemér

Professional activities:
actor in the company of Szabadkai József and Jódy Kámly (1937–39), since 1939 member of the Thália Theatre of Cluj, of the Hungarian Theatre, of the Hungarian State Theatre. Between 1948–1949 deputy manager of the Hungarian State Theatre. As guest actor plays in Satu-Mare, Oradea, Targu-Mures, at Satu-mare and Oradea also directs. Between 1949-1954 lector at the Faculty of Theatre Arts of Cluj 1964-69: director of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. At the date of 1 July 1977 he retires, but he plays without intermission. Since 1992 Life Member of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj.
Life Member of the Hungarian State Theatre Cluj.


Important parts at Hungarian Theatre of Cluj:
ADAM – Madách Imre: The Tragedy of Man
THE PATRIARCH – Herczeg Ferenc: Bizánc
ÉLTES DÁVID – Nyírő József: The Jesus-Carver
II. ENDRE, KING OF HUNGARY – Katona József: Bánk bán
KOSSUTH LAJOS – Szilágyi István: Lieutenant Maria
JESUS – Voinovich Géza: Hungarian Passion
CAPTAIN DUS ADORJÁN – Zilahy Lajos: Mother
MONARCH – Vörösmarty Mihály: Csongor and Tünde
KLAMRORTH – Gerhart Hauptmann: Before Sunrise
KREON, KING OF THEBA – Sophokles: Antigone
COUNT SZÉCHENYI ISTVÁN – Herczeg Ferenc: The Bridge
COLONEL IHÁSZ DÁNIEL – Hegedűs Lóránt: Kossuth
SENIOR-ENGINEER KOPF – Herczeg Ferenc: Two Men in the Mine
COLONEL STROMM – after the novel of Mikszáth, written by Harsányi Zsolt: The Case of the Noszty Bou with Toth Mari
RICHARD – Bernard Shaw: The Devil's Disciple
BÁNK BÁN – Katona József: Bánk bán
DÓZSA – Sárközi György: Dózsa György
PRAED – G.B. Shaw: mrs. Warren's Profession
ÁGOSTON – Zilahy Lajos: Haunting Soul
DIRECTOR – Wilder Thornton: Our Town
PETRUCCHIO – Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew
KARL – Heyermans Hermann: Hope for Blessings
INSPECTOR GOOLE – J.B. Priestley: An Inspector Calls
BUDAI NAGY ANTAL – Kós Károly: Budai Nagy Antal
EMPEROR ZSIGMOND – Háy Gyula: God, Emperor, Boor
RICHARD GLOUCESTER – Shakespeare: Richard III
DITSY CIVIL – I.L. Caragiale: The Lost Letter
FRIAR LAURENCE, A FRANCISCAN – Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet
ZAHÁR – Bardin M. Gorky: Enemies
TÓTH MIHÁLY – Mikszáth Kálmán: The Case of the Noszty Boy with Toth Mari
BARADLAY KÁZMÉR AND ÖDÖN – Jókai Mór: The sons of the Stonedheart Man
OTHELLO – Shakespeare: Othello
ZALAI – Kállay István: Tight-Rope
THE OLD PRINCE BOLKONSKY – L. N. Tolsztoj: War end Peace
THE INQUISITOR – Bernard Shaw: saint Joan
PROFESSOR – Dürremmatt: The Visit of the Old Lady
EDDIE CARBONE – Arthur Miller: A View from the Bridge
LUCA ARBORE – Barbu Stefan Delavrancea: Drift
CSÁKY ISTVÁN TRANSILVANIAN VAJDA – Kós Károly: Budai Nagy Antal
MAXIMUS – Illyés Gyula: Minion
CAMILLO – W. Shakespeare: Winter's Tale
KNOX – Kocsis István: The Crown is of Gold
MIKHÁL BÁN – Katona József: Bánk bán
ORBOK ISTVÁN – Gyárfás Miklós: The Breach
KIT CARSON – William Saroyan: The Time of Your Life
TRONKAI BÁRÓ – Sütő András: The Palm-Sunday of a Horse-Saler
KREKUC – Asztalos István: The Black Cat
TALBOT – Fr. Schiller: Maria Stuart
FÁREL – Sütő András: Star on the Bonfire
CABOT EPHRAIM – Eugen O'Neill: Desire Under the Elms
KOSTILJOV – Maxim Gorky: The Lower Depths
KALLISZTHENÉSZ – Sütő András: Wedding at Susa
GHOST OF HAMLET'S FATHER, PLAYER KING – W. Shakespeare: Hamlet
OLD MAN – Kao-Hszing-Csien: The Bus Station
GÁLFFI JÁNOS, BÁTHORY ZSIGMOND'S EDUCATOR – Márton László: The Ambitious
PRIAM – W. Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida
FIRS – A. P. Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard
GONZALO – W. Shakespeare: The Tempest
VALET – Luigi Pirandello: Right You Are (If You Think You Are)
GRANDFATHER JACQUES – E. Ionesco: Jacques or Obedience
TIRESIAS – Euripides: Bacchae
THE ONE WHO ASKS THE TIMEBlack Eyed Roses
THE OLD MAN – Song of Songs
ALTE BOBICHEK - Hanoch Levin: Winter Funeral , directed by Elie Malka
CITIZEN-William Shakespeare: Richard III, directed by:Gábor Tompa


Important directions:

- 1956 – Federico Gracía Lorca: The House of Bernarda Alba
- 1959 – Móricz Zsigmond: Be Faithful Unto Death
- 1962 – compilation of the romanian poet,Tudor Arghezi's 36 poems with the title:Song About Man
- Between Apryl 1978 and October 1981 realises a cicle of 14 greak tragedies played in oratorical style: - two from Aeschylus (Prometheus Bound, The Persians), five of Sophokles (Antigone, Philoktetes, Oidipous, Oidipusz in Kolonos, Elektra), seven of Euripides (Iphigenia in Aulis, Hecuba, Orestes, Alcestis, Medea, Hippolytus, The Phoenician Women)
Awards:

- 1957 – Emeritus Artist Order of RPR
- 1995 – Kemény János Award (EMKE-The Hungarian Cultural Association in Transilvania)
- 1998 – Award for Entire Activity, Kisvárda, Hungary
- 1999 – Szentgyörgyi István Award, Budapest
- 1999 – Bánffy Miklós ambulatory award, Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj
- 1999 – Officer Cross of the Hungarian Republic (civilian)
- 2003 – Játékszíni Társaság Award, Budapest, for Entire Activity
- 2004 – UNITER - Award for Entire Activity
- 2004 – Cultural Order of the the Ministry of Culture and Religious Affairs, Romania
- 2004 – Bánffy Miklós Ambulatory Award, Hungarian Theatre of Cluj
- 2011 -  Artist Meritorious of Hungary
- 2012 -  Life achievement award of the Theatre Critics Trade Guild

Parts at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj:

2009/2010

Alte Bobichek, his mother, Shachmandrina, buddhist monk - Hanoch Levin: Winter Funeral, directed by Elie Malka

2008/2009

Citizen - William Shakespeare: Richard III, directed by Gábor Tompa

2006/2007

The Old Man - Song of Songs, directed by Mihai Măniuţiu

2005/2006

Tiresias - Euripides: The Bacchae, directed by David Zinder

2004/2005

The Time-Asker - Compiled from gipsy stories by Alan Lyddiard and Kinga Kelemen: Black Eyed Roses, directed by Alan Lyddiard

2003/2004

Jacques grandfather - Eugene Ionesco: Jacques or The Submission, directed by Gábor Tompa