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Actor Theater Košice

Actor Theater Košice

Divadlo Actor Košice






Year of foundation of the theater2016
Place:Košice, Slovakia
Leader of the theater: František Balog
Main artists:František Balog - founder of the theater, director, actor

Tomáš Diro - actor

Andrej Palko - actor

Diana Semanová - actor
"Actor Theater is a very bizarre theater in Košice, since it has two establishments. Professionally, however, they prefer working with amateurs thus, they give space to promising artists. Their topics are not only Roma-related, but they are also open to culture in general. I’ve seen all the performances created by them so far, so I can say that they create professional theatrical pieces."
- Peter Himič (professor at the Faculty of Performing Arts of the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica)

About the theater


Actor Theater creates space for free creation with artists from all over Slovakia and also from abroad. We stage plays on contemporary social, generational and sociological topics. We want to create as many theatrical texts as possible to support the creation of independent and original theater plays. We are an independent theater focusing not only on Roma but also non-Roma culture. In our play scripts and during the staging process we deal with Roma and non-Roma issues, too.


AWARDS


2018

Best Production Award at the Theater Festival, Trebišov Theater Boards, Slovakia


Main productions

2021
Lost Somewhere at Sea* - based on Out at Sea by Sławomir Mrożek
(Stroskotanci niekde na mori)
D.: František Balog

Lost is a game about alibis, beastly instincts, lies, stupidity and manipulation. Showing three losers, the production presents us how far a person can go in manipulation to achieve his goal, as well as the extent to which he is willing to be manipulated. It demonstrates how can nonsense be used to enforce nonsense.

Košice, Slovakia

2018
František Balog:
Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority!
(Róm z perinky, alebo Enter the Majority!)
*monodrama*
D.: Juraj Bielik, František Balog

One-man show. A kaleidoscope of bizarre, comic and touching stories from the childhood and adolescence of "Elephant", endowed with many talents, told with wit and self-irony. An unorthodox and unforgettable lesson on how to manage life.

Town Hall (Radnica Starého Mesta Košice)
Košice, Slovakia

Guest performances

František Balog:
Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority!
(Róm z perinky, alebo Enter the Majority!)
2019
-> Theatre RS9 (RS9 Színház)
Budapest, Hungary

-> Studio 12 (Štúdia 12)
Bratislava, Slovakia

2018
-> Theater Kontra (Divadlo Kontra)
Spišká Nová Ves, Slovakia

-> State Theatre Košice (Štatne Divadlo Košice)
Košice, Slovakia

photo credits

All rights reserved

1: ©Actor Theater Košice_Lost Somewhere at Sea

2: ©
Joseph Marčinský

3: ©Alina Vincze_Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority

4: ©Joseph Marčinský

5: ©Alina Vincze_Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority

6: ©Alina Vincze_Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority

7: ©Joseph Marčinský

8: ©Alina Vincze_Roma from the Duvet or Enter the Majority

9: ©Joseph Marčinský

10: ©Joseph Marčinský