Leaning Church: The Voices of a Vanished City

Leaning church (c) Eöri Szabó Zsolt

The program of the 10th-anniversary edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM) included an entire festival – Synergy World Theatre Festival – in its “theatre embrace”.

‘Gulliver’s Travels’: A lesson in satire for children

The program of the 10th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM), which is an echo of the International Theatre Olympiad, seems to be diverse and varied, but in fact, it is calibrated and stylistically very precise. 

George Zamfir: ‘We were united in diversity’

One of the highlights of the 10th Theatre Olympics was the Madách Project 2023, a program based on the idea of Attila Vidnyánszky, organised by the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Student director George Zamfir wrote to színház.org about his experience of creating the performance.

Bianca Temneanu: ’I realized that theatre still exists’

We continue our series of reports on the Madách Project. The following is the testimony of Bianca Temneanu, who is doing her Masters in stage directing at the I. L. Caragiale University of Theatre and Film Arts, who, together with two colleagues, staged three scenes of The Tragedy of Man and participated in the artistic process in Hungary.

Uniting the world through theatre: Madách Project 2023 – video

200 young artists arrived in Budapest more than 10 days ago to bring Imre Madách’s The Tragedy of Man to life in a unique performance on 23 June, directed by Attila Vidnyánszky. We visited the participants of the 11-language performance at the Eiffel Workshop House.

Indian Chorus Repertory Theatre cancels

According to the National Theatre of Hungary, the Chorus Repertory Theatre of India will not be able to hold its guest performances rescheduled from the original date to 6-7 June, and has therefore been cancelled from the MITEM programme.

Avtandil Varsimashvili: ‘The magic of the theater is the acting’

Award-winning Georgian director Avtandil Varszimashvili recently presented a Brecht play at the National Theater of Hungary, and on April 26-27 he will come to the 10th Theater Olympics with two Shakespeares. We talked about making theater and what a director’s greatest virtue is.

What is in the ark?

Nemzeti Színház - fotó: Eöri Szabó Zsolt

Attila Vidnyánszky – “We have chosen the ark as the symbol of the festive 10th Theatre Olympics and within it, the 9th MITEM.”

Valery Fokin: ‘The theater can be a tool for reunification’

Valerij Fokin - fotó: Eöri Szabó Zsolt

Russian director Valery Fokin, a member of the International Committee of the Theater Olympics and a regular participant of the MITEM Festivals, expressed his thoughts in an exclusive video about the following Theater Olympics hosted by Hungary in 2023.

Zoltán Balázs to direct in Poland

Balázs Zoltán - fotó: Merész Márton

On 6 October, the Stefan Jaracz Theatre in Olsztyn will present Part II of Adam Mickiewicz’s poetic drama Forefather’s Eve, directed by Zoltán Balázs.