Reacting Chernobyl

Based upon texts by Svetlana Alexievichi (Voices from Chernobyl: The Oral History of a Nuclear Disaster) and Wladimir Tchertkoff (The Crime of Chernobyl: The Nuclear Gulag).

Directed by: Cosmin Matei
Dramaturgy: Raluca Sas-Marinescu
Featuring: Maja Sebők, Emőke Pál, Tímea Udvari, Levente Imecs-Magdó, Zsolt Csepei, András Hatházi, Júlia Sipos
First run: 17 ianuarie 2017, ZUG (str. Traian nr. 40-42, Cluj-Napoca)

“It’s easy to slip on banalities, especially on banalities of incomprehensible things. (…) The mind can absorb just a certain rate of horror, before it shuts down defensively. Based on such a logic, when the danger exceeds our imagination, we deduce that the danger itself is not real. (…) The time of secrets has passed. Chernobyl changed it. (…) You don’t care at all if I love you a week or two, or my whole life?”

Festival and tour participation:
May 10, 2018: Reacting Chernobyl tour, Bethlen Téri Theater – Budapest, HU
May 9, 2018: Reacting Chernobyl tour, ALTERRA Old Synagoge – Szeged, HU
May 8, 2018: Reacting Chernobyl tour, Szigligeti Studio – Oradea
December 8, 2017: 3×3 Tour, Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre – Timișoara
November 8, 2017: Temps D’Images, ZUG – Cluj-Napoca
November 3, 2017: D-Butan-T 2017, Andrei Mureșanu Theatre – Sfântu Gheorghe
October 21, 2017: 12th edition of the Colloquium of Ethnic Minority Theatre, Figura Stúdió Theatre – Gheorgheni
September 21, 2017: Tranzit Feszt, Nord Theatre – Satu Mare
September 12, 2017: International Theatre Festival (FIT), Aureliu Manea Theatre – Turda

Project funded by AFCN.

Photos by Bethlendi Tamás.