Occupy Yourself

Featuring: Zsolt Csepei, Levente Imecs-Magdó, Endre Rácz, Maja Sebők, Tímea Udvari and András Hatházi
Playreaders: Tamás Lovassy Cseh, Raluca Sas-Marinescu
Choreographer: Enikő Györgyjakab
Set and costume designer: Anna Kupás
Production assistant: Júlia Sipos
Directed by: Cosmin Matei
PR: Nóra Csoma
Photo: Robert Puțeanu
Texts by: Gábor Máté, Maya Sebők, Tímea Udvari, Raluca Sas-Marinescu, Endre Rácz, Zsolt Csepei, Levente Imecs-Magdó, Tamás Lovassy Cseh, Cosmin Matei, and also fragments from Portia Nelson’s poems and from The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Lights and sound: József Halmen
Subtitles: Raluca Sas-Marinescu, Júlia Sipos

First run: November 15, 2015, at ZUG (str. Traian 40-42, Cluj-Napoca)


Addiction it’s a form of adaptation to repeated social dislocations. Most people are living on the edge of slavery induced by their destructive behavior, on one side, and a total consciousness and lack of attachment, on the other side. Based on the book In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Dr. Máté Gábor, and on he’s field research which corroborates the experience of many specialists, the play Occupy Yourself tries to find the answer to the question: what is addiction and what can we do once we identified it. Using different and complex theatrical forms, the Váróterem Projekt’s group offers an individual inside look which could change your perspective regarding your own addictions.
The project is funded by the AFCN. Many thanks to the Bonus Pastor Foundation, to Mr. Koós Ferenc and to the Performing Space at Chidea.

The play is not recommended for children under the age of 16.

Special Jury Award – Independent Theatre Marathon/Bucharest Fringe, 2016
„Award for the power and efficiency of proactive performativity in changing the perception of addiction” – Butterfly Effect ITF, Galați, 2016

October 30th, 2018: ITF SKUPI Fest – Skopje, MK
May 12th, 2017: Cluj Weekend, Bethlen Téri Theatre – Budapest, HU
November 10th, 2016: IFESZT – Satu Mare
September 28th, 2016: Independent Theatre Marathon/Bucharest Fringe – Bucharest
September 6th, 2016: Butterfly Effect ITF – Galați
May 22nd, 2016: IndependNET 2, Replika Theatrical and Educational Centre – Bucharest

Photos by Robert Puțeanu.