La Studioul „Euphorion" al Teatrului Național din Cluj-Napoca au demarat repetițiile la spectacolul Porno de Visky András, în regia lui Răzvan Mureșan, care va avea premiera în luna septembrie 2019.
Visky András este director artistic al Teatrului Maghiar de Stat din Cluj, conferențiar la Facultatea de Teatru și Televiziune din cadrul UBB Cluj-Napoca, profesor la Károli Gáspár University din Budapesta, membru al Academiei de Litere si Arte "Széchenyi" afiliată Academiei Ungare de Științe din Budapesta și nu în ultimul rând, dramaturg, în sensul lessingian al termenului și scriitor. A scris volume de poezie, proză, dar mai ales teatru: Evadarea, Discipolii, Julieta, Vinerea lungă, Alcooliștii, Nîscut pentru niciodată, Am omorât-o pe mama, Porno. La Fundația Culturală „Camil Petrescu", supliment al revistei Teatrul azi i-a apărut traducerea cărții Cel care vede glasul - Márti Sipos de vorbă cu Visky András, iar George Banu spunea despre el: „Pe Visky András îl cunosc de foarte mult timp, dar prietenia noastră cred că e adevărată şi profundă şi este legată de stima deosebită pe care o am atât pentru textele lui, cât şi pentru raportul lui existenţial cu teatrul. Teatrul pentru el nu e diversiune, nu e un gest monden, ci o sursă de reflecţie, într-un act pe care el ne invită să-l descoperim mereu, graţie spectacolelor făcute împreună cu Tompa Gábor".
Amănunte despre scrierea și montarea piesei Porno pe scene din SUA, Franța, Ungaria, Polonia, dar și alte gânduri teatrale am aflat din răspunsurile la întrebările la care scriitorul Visky András a avut amabilitatea să ne răspundă.
Dear contenders, thank you for your participation! The jury have assessed your drawings and reached the following unanimous decision: there is no winner of the competition, since all submitted drawings matched only to a partial extent the given topic.
Thank you again for your involvment and participation!
The actor Ionuț Caras and his colleague Matei Rotaru have initiated the project Good Texts in Crazy Places, financed by the Sphere of Donors from Transylvania, and supported by the association Some People and by the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca. Five productions have already taken place within this cultural project: Letter to my Father, by Franz Kafka (at the "Nicolae Bălcescu" HighSchool), NICHITANAUM, a poetic duel - in the boxing ring (at the Sport Factory), Bluffing with Surbelea (at the Painting Atelier of the Theatre and Opera of Cluj), Letters from the Front (at the no.1 Garrison Military Dorm from Cluj and at the National Theatre) and Old tales and new fables (in the attic of the History Museum of Transylvania from Cluj).
Ionuț Caras is now working on a different kind of project: Trials at the Theatre. These types of confrontational productions, conceived as speech duels, are very popular in the United States, but are almost unknown in Romania. The first episode announced is Hamlet's Trial, which takes place on the great stage, Tuesday, 11 June 2019, from 7.00 p.m. We asked Ionuț Caras to tell us about the Tuesday event, in order to help us understand the actors' approach.
Ionuț, what can you tell us about this Trial of Hamlet? Where from did you get the idea?
Ionuț Caras: I got it from Mr. Mihai Măniuțiu, who asked me if I such a project would interest me. He had noticed that I was keen on going off the beaten path, that I was searching for a theatre alternative, for a way beyond the classic, normal structure of theatre. Such a way was Good Texts in Crazy Places.
Măniuțiu found more from Eli Simon (who teaches Acting at the Irvine University of California, and has directed two productions at the National Theatre of Cluj, War of the Clowns and Clown Aliens) about this type of productions, which he successfully directs in his American university. I checked what they did, which was a long debate, rather than a scene performed, as we do. It was just an open evening where several professionals, such as prosecutors and lawyers, were invited. There is a huge interest in the United Staes for this type of debate-productions, their public has a different education from this point of view, they know more about laws and the judicial system, they can act as jurors. In short, the ordinary citizen is much more involved in this whole story. I just caught the idea and I started working on it.
The National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca is looking forward to welcoming you at the opening of the debate-production TRIALS AT THE THAETRE. FIRST EPISODE: HAMLET, which takes place in the great hall, Tuesday, 11 June 2019, at 7.00 p.m.. The production is directed by Ionuț Caras, with a video-design by Lucian Matei. The cast includes the actors Cosmin Stănilă (playing Hamlet), Irina Wintze (Gertrude), along with the special guests of the theatre: Cristian Grindean (Polonius), Roxana Mândruțiu (The Prosecutor), Gabriela Groza (The Defense Lawyer). Ionuț Caras will be the Master of Ceremonies.
Ionuț Caras is an actor of the National Theatre of Cluj-Napoca and Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Theatre Film from UBB. He completed many theatre projects, both as an actor, and as a director. He has innovative ideas in directing, which pursue alternatives to the classic theatre. The same experimental vein is pursued by his most recent theatre project GOOD TEXTS IN CRAZY PLACES.