Project:   LINKAGES: Hungary


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Hungarian Board
Andrea Tompa 
Máté Gáspár

László Upor                 

US Board

Quinn Bauriedel, Pig Iron School      Shana Cooper, Northwestern           Liz Diamond, Yale School of Drama   Rubén Polendo, NYU Tisch                                                 
Project Manager
(HU)                        Roland Kelemen                   

Project Manager (US)
                  Brandice Thompson                                          

Dates:     2021-2024

Photo by Bartha Máté

LINKAGES: Hungary is quite singular, even considering CITD's long history of connecting artists in the US with their counterparts in Eastern and Central Europe. The initiative was conceived in response to the takeover of Budapest’s University of Theatre and Film Arts by a Board appointed by the Orban government and the subsequent barricade of the University led by students from the theatre program.  

LINKAGES: Hungary will create multi-year connections between some of these brave and talented Hungarian students, on the cusp of their professional careers, and their counterparts from leading theatre programs across the US.  We believe they have meaningful experiences to share about politics, art, the pandemic, and how the theatre can evolve in response to a historical period of upheaval in both countries.  This project aims to create a foundation of lasting friendship among some of the world’s most exciting emerging theatre artists.