In the 2016/2017 season the Váróterem Project played 62 shows in all. Half of these were presented in our own studio, in the ZUG: we played 15 performances for adults and 19 for kids, on the ZUG’s stage. Approximately 1490 spectators were curious of our work, and decided to spend there free time with us.
We had two premieres: in september 2016 we presented our performance 4 steps in the Bánffy Castle, at Bonțida, directed by Paul Sarvadi. And in this year’s January our repertoire was enriched with the performance called Reacting Chernobyl. We presented a work in progress performance called Heroes and heroines (working title), based on tales written by elementary and secondary school children, directed by Imecs-Magdó Levente. The production will be on program in the next season.
We fulfilled eight festival invitations, from which we came home with two awards: our performance called Occupy Yourself, directed by Cosmin Matei, won two awards at the festivals from Galați and Bucharest. Also is worth mentioning the event called ClujWeek, at the Bethlen Téri Theatre, in Budapest, where we presented three of our performances.
We had two tours with our school-room performance, Bánk Bán? Present!: one longer, in Budapest and Szeged (Hungary), and one a bit shorter in the Hungarian diaspora in Romania, which we hope will be continued. On these tours we presented our performance 11 times, reaching approximately 450 students with this adaptation of Katona József’s drama.
In March we organized for the first time our children’s festival called GézenZUG (Rascals in the ZUG), where we got to present all of our children shows. It was a great experience.
As was the whole season. Thank you for being with us!
We are not open yet to the public, but rehearsals are well under way for the latest WaitingRoom Project show, which will be directed by Sinkó Ferenc. Rehearsals started with a short get-together an opportunity to get in tune with each other: we spent six days (between 14th and 19th of August) at the foot of the hills in Gyergyóremete, enjoying the hospitality of the Pál family.
Sinkó Ferenc – the director of shows such as Parallel, ParentalCtrl and #swansong, founding member of the GroundFloor Group and the Paintbrush Factory – worked before with the members of the company as a teacher and workshop leader, but this is his first show as a director. The opening of the show will be at the end of September and it’s made with the support of AFCN, NKA and EMMI.