On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Imre Madách, at the same timeframe with the Theatre Olympics, the University of Theatre and Film Arts is organising the Madách Project, a series of events in the framework of which 'The Tragedy of Man' directed by Attila Vidnyánszky will be staged again with the participation of foreign and Hungarian theatre students.
With respect to this grand anniversary, the work will be staged in a completely new concept. In line with the high international standards of the Theatre Olympics, the University of Theatre and Film Arts has invited several foreign theatre universities to participate in the Madách Project. The concept is that each scene will be performed by theatre students from a different country, with their own imagined set decorations, costumes and, to crown it all, in their native language.
The University of Theatre and Film Arts will give each of the participating institutions the opportunity to present their own version of their scenes, as part of a two-day Madách conference in early June.
This will give us a close-up look at what each nation sees in Madách's masterpiece.
Following the conference, Attila Vidnyánszky will spend two weeks working intensively with the students, and by the end of June he will have turned the scenes brought by the universities into a unified whole. The fruit of the cooperation, the unified piece will be premiered on 23rd June 2023.
The students of participating universities from France, England, Poland, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Canada and other countries will come to our country to take part in this major international collaboration with students from the University of Theatre and Film Arts.
The project will provide a unique opportunity for students from both home and partner universities to showcase their talents and start building international professional relationships.