Every day, around two to three people lose their homes in Hungary. Only with huge support, outstanding will, and big luck can help to get out of this situation. The cooperation of Lifeboat Unit 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 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”.
Bio: STEREO AKT is one of the most progressive Hungarian contemporary theatre collectives, which creates event-like performances with the artistic leadership of Martin Boross. Theatre is an event, audience members are participants, and the point of the event is the meeting of the participants' reality and the fantasy of the artist. The essence of STEREO AKT performances is born from the – often wordless – dialogue between audience and performers.
Performers: Gyula Balog, Mária Kőszegi, Zola Szabó
Leader of the game, expert: Réka Szenográdi
Author: Gábor Fábián and the cast
Dramaturge: Ambrus Ivanyos
Music by: István Rimóczi
Set and costumes: Zita Schnábel
Graphic design: Luca Szabados
Game developers: Ágnes Tar, László Bass, Bálint Csató, Márton Gosztonyi, Róbert Jakus
Consultant: László Bass
Production assistants: Tímea Török, Dóra Tési
Production manager: Dóra Trifonov
Director: Martin Boross
The play will be followed by an artist talk.
The event is part of Fabrica in Tranzit project.
Cultural project cofinanced by The Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of the National Cultural Fund. The Administration of the National Cultural Fund is not responsible for the content of the project or the manner in which the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the funding recipient.
Project supported by Cluj-Napoca City Hall and Local Council.