What is it about?
This collection presents the values, past and present,
the creators and the works of GTR (Gipsy Roma Traveller) theatre
and drama in a non-exhaustive list.
Who are we?
We, the Independent Theatre Hungary
– a group of Roma and non-Roma theatre creators and educational professionals -
work so that the Roma and non-Roma underprivileged youth
can become successful artists, trainers and professionals in different fields,
and above all: active citizens.
How was it created?
The Independent Theater Hungary began its research
on European GRT theatres in 2015,
and we were also surprised by the high number
of professional GRT theatre creators, theatres,
and valuable works in many parts of Europe.
Why was it created?
“When I was at theatre school, I could not find
authentic Roma heroes and Roma plays
either in the library or on the stage,
thus, I decided that this had to change.
The Roma youth of the future have to find
stories that come from a Roma perspective,
present authentic Roma heroes,
and convey our message to the outside world.”
– Rodrigó Balogh,
the curator of the Collection,
the professional leader of Independent Theater Hungary.