Project: LINKAGES: Hungary
Leader: Philip Arnoult
Project Manager (HU) Roland Kelemen
Quinn Bauriedel, Pig Iron School Shana Cooper, Northwestern
Liz Diamond, Yale School of Drama Rubén Polendo, NYU Tisch
Project Manager (US) Brandice Thompson
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 (SZFE) by a Board appointed by the Orbán 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.