Târgu-Mureş, 1977

Emőke Kató

Place and date of birth: Târgu-Mureş, June 20, 1977

1997–2001 - Babeş-Bolyai University, Faculty of Letters, Theatre Department, acting class
2001- 2004 actor at the North Theatre, Satu-Mare. 
Since 2005 actor at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj. 


Current parts


Jocasta - Robert Icke after Sophocles: Oedipus, direction and lighting design by: Andrei Șerban


Golde, Tevye's wife - Sheldon Harnick – Jerry Bock – Joseph Stein: Fiddler on the Roof, directed by László Béres

Parts at the Hungarian Theatre of Cluj:


Yvette Pottier - Bertolt Brecht − Paul Dessau: Mother Courage and Her Children, directed by Armin Petras


Menina 2 - Ernesto Anaya: Las Meninas, directed by Andrei Măjeri
- (In)visible, directed by Leta Popescu


Madame Jourdain, his wife - Molière: The Bourgeois Gentleman, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu
Aleksii Antedilluvianovich Prelapsarianov, the World’s Oldest Bolshevik, Ethel Rosenberg, Henry, Roy's doctor, Hannah Porter Pitt, Joe’s mother, Mormon, widowed - Tony Kushner: Angels in America II. - Perestroika, directed by: Victor Ioan Frunză
Hannah Porter Pitt, Joe’s mother, widowed, Isidor Chemelwitz, an orthodox Jewish rabbi, Henry, Roy’s doctor, Ethel Rosenberg - Tony Kushner: Angels in America I. - Millenium Approaches, directed by: Victor Ioan Frunză


- The Blind, directed by Botond Nagy


Calpurnia - William Shakespeare: Julius Caesar, directed by Silviu Purcărete


Bagheera - László Dés – Péter Geszti – Pál Békés: The Jungle Book, directed by Zoltán Puskás


Klara - Miroslav Krleža: Leda, directed by Robert Raponja
Émilie Paumelle, Victor's mother - Roger Vitrac: Victor, or Power to the Children, directed by Silviu Purcărete
Jiřina Štěpničková, actress and singer - Bohumil Hrabal: I Served the King of England, directed by Michal Dočekal
High style figure of Death - Johannes von Tepl: Death and the Ploughman, directed by Mihai Măniuțiu


Auntie Zsani - Zsigmond Móricz: I Can't Live Without Music, directed by András Hatházi
Señora Elvira, Don Juan's wife - The Festive Dinner of Don Juan, directed by, set design by: Matthias Langhoff
Mathilde von Zahnd - Friedrich Dürrenmatt: The Physicists, directed by Lori Petermann


Kristin - August Strindberg: Miss Julie, directed by Felix Alexa
Mama Ubu - Alfred Jarry: Ubu the King, directed by Alain Timar
Else - Thomas Vinterberg – Mogens Rukov – Bo Hr. Hansen: Celebration, directed by Robert Woodruff


Linda - Arthur Miller: Death of a Salesman, directed by Tom Dugdale
Laura - Marin Držić: Dundo Maroje, directed by Robert Raponja
Rosetta - Georg Büchner: Leonce and Lena, directed by Gábor Tompa
Mrs. Overdone, Marianna, Abhorson - William Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, directed by Matthias Langhoff


Karin - Ingmar Bergman: Cries and Whispers, directed by Andrei Şerban
The Woman - András Visky: Born for Never, directed by Gábor Tompa


Aase - Henrik Ibsen: Peer Gynt, directed by David Zinder
Lauretta - Giacomo Puccini: Gianni Schicchi, directed by Silviu Purcărete
Maria Voinitskaya - A. P. Chekhov: Uncle Vanya, directed by Andrei Şerban


Maria, Tito's wife - Ken Ludwig: Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Peter Bokor
Pripici Popa - I.L. Caragiale: The Lost Letter, directed by Gábor Tompa
Parts played at North Theatre, Satu-Mare:
THE TIME – Moliére: The Impostures of Scapin, directed by Gavriil Pinte
MALVINA – A. Tolstoy: The Gold Key, directed by Ágota Márk Nagy
VIKTORIA – Katalin Vajda: Lovers of Ancona, directed by Andrei Mihalache
KID – Presser-Sztevanovity-Horváth: The Attic, directed by László Horányi
DUNYASA – Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard, directed by Árpád Árkosi
MARIKA – Móricz Zsigmond: Corn Spike, directed by Miklós Parászka
MASNI – Egressy Zoltán: Portugal, directed by Zoltán Lendvai 
BETTY – Szüle-Walter-Harmath: One Fool Makes a Hundred, directed by Miklós Parászka
MARISKA – Szigligeti Ede: Liliomfi, directed by Árpád Árkosi
ANA – Szomory Dezső: Györgyike, my Sweet Little Child, directed by Zoltán Lendvai
MALACKA– using Karinthy Frigyes translation: Róbert Gida and his Friends, directed by  Ágota Márk Nagy
Colossal Sensation (Világszám), directed by Koltai Róbert, 2004

Parts played as a guest actor: 
SNOWDROP – Egressy Zoltán: 4x100, directed by Egressy Zoltán, Merlin Theatre, Budapest, Hungary, 2003

2018 - Nominated by the Romanian Theatre Union (UNITER): Best Supporting Actress, for the roles in the performance Angels in America I-II (directed by Victor Ioan Frunză)
2012 - Nominated by the Romanian Theatre Union (UNITER): Best Supporting Actress, for the role of Else, in the performance Celebration (directed by Robert Woodruff)
2011 - Miklós Bánffy Award