May 19, 2020

Our second online game pertaining to the What’s It All About? educational program is connected to the broadcast of Caragiale’s The Lost Letter, taking place within our Theatre on Air online series on Friday, May 29, at 8 pm, at our company’s official Facebook page.

Our online game concerning The Lost Letter is meant for all age groups.

Please watch the performance of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj, and then create and submit a monologue that is a reaction to one of the events of the storyline as told from one of the characters’ standpoint, while also making sure it’s relevant to a current political, social, cultural, educational, or health related event, news item or scandal.

Please submit the monologues to, alongside the following information:

1. Personal information: name, age, place of residence and occupation

2. To which moment of the performance does the monologue relate, or how long after the events of the original storyline would it be uttered.

3. If the current news or event addressed is not public knowledge, kindly send its direct source (link to website, online news, online TV recording, etc.) or, when referring to it, explain the topic to the extent that will be understood also by those who encounter it for the first time.

Technical request: if you record your clip with a smartphone, please place it in a horizontal position

Deadline for monologue submission: Sunday, May 31, 12 pm.

Prize: The three best monologue performers will rewarded with a book prize, and their monologue will be shared on the theater’s Facebook page on Monday, June 1, at 8 pm.

The jury will be made up of actors Andrea Kali, Melinda Kántor and Imola Kézdi, who portrayed the characters of Zaharia Trahanache, Agamiţă Dandanache and Nae Caţavencu in the performance.

Helpful tips:

· The recording will be available for 24 hours

· The Hungarian libretto of the play can be downloaded from here

- please feel free to use any prop, object, or costume during your performance, while also incorporating the linguistic traits of a character, or certain gestures you deem appropriate for the portrayal


· Do not read the monologue, but rather perform it, act it out. Feel encouraged to move around, take action, incorporate gestures into your performance.

· The monologue recordings will also be viewed by those who have not seen The Lost Letter broadcast, so if possible, please include a sentence or two in the scene that describes the broader context and background of the situation.

You have nothing to lose. We are very much looking forward to receiving your monologues!