Project:    Co-production 
                StereoAkt (HU)
                Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (US)
                Working Theater (US)
Title:        Addressless
Artists:     Martin Boross (HU),  
                Katie Pearl (US)
                John Payne (US)
                Daniella Topol (US)
Dates:      2021
Place:       NYC
         
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CITD supported Daniella Topol, newly minted director of Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, to travel to DunaPart 4 in Budapest in late-2017, where she joined a growing group of admirers of Martin Boross’s interactive game theater piece around Homelessness in Budapest: Addressless

 

Daniella came back to the US and began with Martin to plan a New York version at Rattlestick.  In late spring of 2019, Daniella and Martin were joined by playwright Jonathan Payne and director Katie Pearl for a 10-day planning workshop for a 2020 US production. 

After the workshop, NYC-based Working Theater joined Rattlestick as a co-producer. 

From STEREO AKT's website:

Do you know where will you sleep tonight? And what’s the weather be like then? How many times a week  do you eat warm meal? When was the last time you had a shower? Have you ever asked strangers to give you money? How do you see yourself in half a year?

Every day, around 2-3 people loses their residence.  Only with huge support, outstanding will, and big luck can help to get out of this situation.  The cooperation of Mentőcsónak Egység and STEREO AKT is an interactive theatrical board game, where we find ourselves standing in homeless people’s shoes. We have to live and survive half a year without any place to live.

The act is played by four people: two actors, a homeless activist and a social worker, who - as an expert - helps us to get to know this truly unknown world.

The play is for adults and high school children as well, and is a status report about our society, which on the one hand highlights the causes of personal aspects of homelessness, and questions all the stereotypes that states “you are worth as much as you earn” and “if you are poor, blame yourself”.

Photo by Bartha Máté

Photo by Bartha Máté

Photo by Bartha Máté

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