An Italian world premiere, a contemporary Spanish playwright, Turkish performances in connection with the Turkish-Hungarian Cultural Year, Belgian, Bulgarian, Bashkir, Georgian, Greek, Israeli companies – international theatre encounters will take place again this year at the National Theatre.
Synergy World Theatre Festival was founded in Novi Sad, Serbia in 2017, to serve as a platform for theatres and companies that operate along the borders of various language communities and cultures. The festival has taken place in Novi Sad since its inception, with the city’s support, organised by Novi Sad Theatre/Novosadsko Pozorište.
Attila Vidnyánszky staged Ferenc Juhász's huge poem in 2003 and in 2013, a feature film was released based on the performance, starring Mari Törőcsik and Zsolt Trill. Poetry, theatre, film and the story of a company – these are some of topics to be discussed by the cast and the director.
In 2005, Berehove Theatre organised the International Stalker Festival. Invited companies included Bárka and Új Színház from Budapest, János Pályi, the New York-based company In Parenthesis, DAH Theatre from Kyiv, and Hattyúdal Színház. Encounters, shared experiences – a film by László Olivér Oláh.
The Madách International Theatre Meeting, held in the framework of the 10th International Theatre Olympics, once again provided many exciting lessons. It raised three major themes: the war, humankind’s ecological responsibility and the dialogue between East and West in the language of theatre – and sometimes these themes overlapped.
By addressing theatre students from eleven countries with our Madách project, it was settled on my part that I would stage The Tragedy as a drama of humanity. After all, these students, from Cairo to Toronto, from Tbilisi to Liverpool, represent humanity, the entirety of our modern world.