(With thanks to Pina Bausch for having existed.)
A couple of years ago, Jana Dobreva, a renowned Bulgarian writer, offered to write a play for Gabriella Hadzsikosztova. The storyline is dead simple. A middle-aged woman stands at a intersection and is not able to cross the street. She has the feeling that her life has reached a point from which she cannot go on.
We have tried to experiment with a form of theatre in which the different genres are not combined interdependently to help round out the dramatic effect, but as if each of them were tearing the text into pieces and caring only for its own part. One genre sings, others dance or make a movie; yet another micmics the plot, but none of them cares about the other genres. Unity can only be born in the spectator. He is the last element in the creative process.
István C. Nagy (director, playwright, choreographer) was born in 1956. He left the technical field and devoted himself to the theatre in 1979. He worked as a pantomime artist and later as a choreographer with the Domino ensemble, where he also directed his first independent production. Later he was a member of the companies of András M. Kecskés, Tamás Fodor and András Jeles, and formed his first independent theatre company (Last Line).
He taught at the 'Krastyu Sarafov' Institute of Theatre and Film in Sofia and at the Hungarian Academy of Theatre and Film Arts. His stage adaptations and independent plays are usually commissioned by other theatres or created for his own use, with the exception of two of his last plays ("School Example", "Borderline"). István C. Nagy is currently one of the heads of the creative community and in-house author of Malko Teatro, and also a freelance director. In 2014, István C. Nagy, the theatre's main director, received the prestigious award of the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture, the Golden Century Award - the Seal of Simeon the Great, which was personally presented to him by the Minister of Culture Petar Stoyanovich in Budapest.