A Doll's House by Ibsen opened on 20 December, directed by Kriszta Székely, the youngest resident director of the company. Onde day later, an adaptation of Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum) by Günter Grass was premiered, directed by young director, Máté Hegymegi, who specializes in physical theatre.
The first premiere on our main stage in season 2016/2017 is Molière's The School for Wives, directed by Tamás Ascher, opening on 9 October. In Kamra, our studio stage, the first premiere of the season is Ferdinand von Schirach's Terror directed by András Dömötör (8 October).
Katona launched its latest ad campaign with the tagline ’Home@Katona’ (Otthon a Katonában).
On our main stage The Champion written and directed by Béla Pintér opens in 19 March."Last year Gábor Máté invited me to direct at the Katona József Theatre. I asked for time to consider. One evening, on the balcony at home, I was istening again to Puccini’s opera Il tabarro, when suddenly a story set in modern-day Hungary occurred to me. I accepted the invitation.
The variety concert, reviving the 1920's Europe, is on show on 7 June in Brno, at National Theatre.
Katona József Theatre presents a dazzling variety, a unique spectacle with live music, memorable songs in ten languages and stunning dance performances, reviving an age long gone – not forgotten.
Life is a cabaret – says the popular song recalling early 20th century’s old world. Cabaret thrives on theatre, variety and the desire for public life. European cities, becoming metropolis 100 years ago, began to know and learn each other’s culture, musik and forms of entertainment. From Scandinavia to the Balkans and Iberia to Eastern-Europe the same songs ruled the night – preserving their local traditions and spirit. People survived hard times through the night – they wanted entertainment more than anything else.
Our company performs Our Class in the 33rd Warsaw Theatre Meetings in Warsaw, Poland.
The play is on show on Friday and Saturday in Na Woli Theatre.
For further information and detailed programme please visit: http://www.33wst.pl/english
Our Class, written by Tadeusz Słobodzianek, directed by Gábor Máté, was premiered in October 2011, and voted the best Hungarian play of the year by the Hungarian Theatre Critics’ Association in 2012.
A marketing and communications workgroup was established on the last meeting of Mitos21 international theatre network on 8 Sept, in Paris. The goal of the informal group, operating within Mitos21, is to facilitate exchanging ideas and thoughts between professionals working in relevant positions in member theatres. Katona was represented by Bence Mattyasovszky, administrative director and István Gricz, head of sales and communications.
Mitos21 is a network which places the emphasis mainly on the individuals, theatre professionals who are willing to question and reconsider the role, the function and usefulness of great public theatre institutions, as well as of networks, in the framework of contemporary society. Katona is a founding member of Mitos21.