On Sunday, November 19, the 20th edition of the Festival of the Union of European Theatres - organized in Cluj - ended with the production of Titus Andronicus staged by András Urbán at the Yugoslav Drama Theatre in Belgrade. This year's international festival HTC230/Studio15/UTEFest20 took place between November 4-19.
During the sixteen days of the festival, the audience was treated to performances by eleven companies from eleven countries. Following the last festival held in Cluj in 2019, this time the event's programme included companies from Greece, the Czech Republic, Romania, Hungary, Luxembourg, Poland, Serbia, Portugal, Slovenia, Italy and Bulgaria.
Staged by Attila Vidnyánszky Jr., Young Barbarians will be performed twice at the 33rd National Theatre Festival in Bucharest. Inspired by the lives of Béla Bartók and Zoltán Kodály, the production will be performed on October 28 at 8:30 pm and on October 29 at 5 pm at "Sala Pictura" of the I. L. Caragiale National Theatre in Bucharest.
Following its premiere, the production garnered numerous awards, nominations and festival participations: at the 44th edition of the Guild of Theatre Critics’s Award – where Young Barbarians won nominated for the Best Repertory Company Production - Éva Imre won the Best Actress in a Leading Role Award for her portrayal of Barbarian B.. She was nominated was nominated for the 2022 Best Actress in a Leading Role Award by the Romanian Theatre Association (UNITER) for the same role, her performance also being recognized by the Artistic and Social Advisory Board of Gyula Castle Theatre, who awarded her the Lajos Őze Prize for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts for her original and complex rendition of Béla Bartók.
The production has already been performed at several festivals abroad and in Hungary, such as the 10th Theatre Olympics, the XI Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM), the 8th Interferences International Theatre Festival and the 14th dráMA Contemporary Theatre Encounter.
On Friday, October 27, at 7 pm, Miklós Vecsei H. (QJÚB), Balázs Szabó (Szabó Balázs's band) and Huba Ratkóczi (QJÚB) will perform the theatre concert performance Füst a szemében – Cseh Tamás 80. in the main hall of the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj.
"We tell the story of Tamás Cseh's life, based on László Bérczes' book of conversations, from his birth to his death, featuring more than 20 songs. For us, this is the most important thing... Tamás's character and memory are unique, a common denominator for us all. We do not even attempt to interpret his way of performing, we focus, as he asks us to do in the Conversation Book, on 'speaking out' and telling his story..." - the artists confess.
Last night, the Theatre Critics' Awards were presented at the Katona József Theatre in Budapest. The award ceremony, organised by the Theatre Critics' Guild for the 44th time, recognised the most outstanding theatrical achievements of the 2022/2023 season.
Éva Imre, a member of our company, won the Best Actress Award for her portrayal of Barbarian B. in Young Barbarians (directed by Attila Vidnyánszky Jr.).
Our congratulations for the award!