Panel discussions and further additional dates announced at TESZT festival

The 10th edition of TESZT starts next weekend, and it is preceded by great interest. As a result of the high demand, two additional dates have been added to the programme: the performances EXIT and Kálmán’s Day will both played two times.

EXIT, the festival’s opening event is the latest premiere of the Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre (directed by Schilling Áprád, it is co-produced with the Ioan Slavici Classical Theatre of Arad and the Sombor National Theatre). The sold out premiere will take place on May 21st, at 8pm but we kindly welcome you to watch the preview on May 20th, at 8 pm. Tickets are sold as premiere category of price.

Another show that has received an additional date within the festival is Kálmán’s Day by the Látókép Ensemble of Budapest, the latest work of director Hajdu Szabolcs. The performance, scheduled for May 26th, at 5pm, will be preceded by one starting at 3pm. Both performances will take place in the Main Hall of the theatre.

We would like to remind you that three other shows have already been announced as having additional dates. These three are: You Haven’t Seen Anything!, directed by David Schwartz, on May 23rd, at 7 pm; Lisa Verbelen’s solo piece, ONE., on May 26th, at 3pm; as well as While you are reading this title, we are talking about you, directed by Kristóf Kelemen, on May 28th, at 8.30pm.

This year TESZT is also organising two panel discussions with the participation of some of the invited creators. The first discussion will have as its topic the social responsibility of artists and will feature the theatre makers Gianina Cărbunariu, Maja Pelević, Olga Dimitrijević, Pau Palacios, Schilling Árpád and Urbán András as speakers. The discussion will be moderated by writer and critic Tompa Andrea and will take place on May 22nd, at 10am.

The second panel discussion has the topic of subjectivity and the personal in theatre. Spectators will have the chance to meet the creators behind some of this year’s most intimate performances: Dudás Gergely, Harry Giles, Janek Turkowski, Jo Bannon, Maria Lucia Cruz Correira, Nita Adelina and Xavier Bobés. The discussion will be moderated by dramaturge Dino Pešut and will take place on May 24th, at 10am, in the theatre’s Foyer. Both events will take place in the theatre’s foyer and will be in English language, with simultaneous interpretation provided for those who need it. Those who are unable  to attend the panel discussions, are kindly invited to join in through the live stream provided by the HowlRound.

For further information regarding the festival, please visit and the festival’s Facebook page. See you soon at TESZT!




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