Our complex participatory performance focuses on participation and common thinking through emotions, thoughts and actions. We do not work with the full Ibsen drama; based on our methods, the dramaturge and the director have created a text that tells the story up until the death of Aase.
Before reaching this point in the drama, there are several “open” points in the performance where participants (either high school students or adults) can react more intensively to what they have just seen, deepening their previous knowledge about the problems in question.
Actors: Viktor BORI, János KARDOS, Melinda MILÁK, Kata SZILÁGYI, Orsi TÓTH, Sándor TERHES
Dramaturge: Júlia RÓBERT
Production designer: Lili IZSÁK
Theater of the Participant consultant: Gábor TAKÁCS
Director: Csaba POLGÁR
KÁVA - Theatre of the Participant
Káva – Theatre of the Participant was founded in 1996, and has been running as an independent theatre company ever since. Káva has become one of the best-known practitioners of Theatre in Education, drama pedagogy and participatory theatre in Hungary and the wider region. They mainly perform for children between the ages of 8 and 18 years, but recently they have started to use their methods with adults. 3050 grams and Lady Lear were the first performances made specifically for adult audiences. Káva takes part in projects where the boundaries between the different genres of art are beginning to fade, and worked together with fine artists to create two performances for Dance Theater in Education, in co-production with the National Dance Theater of Hungary and the Central Europe Dance Theatre. Káva was also the first in Hungary – along with Krétakör – to create a collaborative artwork based on participation, using elements of community theatre, working with the inhabitants of two villages. This project was called The New Spectator.
EEA Grants, Ministry of Human Capacities