TESZT collaboration with ATECC 2021

This year’s edition of TESZT will be part of “Xtensions”, a program implemented by the Association Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2021 (ATECC 2021). The drive behind “Xtensions” is to promote already existing successful cultural events in the city. After contributing to the Eurothalia European Theatre Festival last year, the Association will include TESZT 2018 on its agenda by supporting the participation of maximum 8 unique performances to TESZT2018, all of which were submitted via the Open Call that ended on January 5th.


As of January 1, 2018, I am no longer employed at the Csiky Gergely Hungarian State Theatre, furthermore I have also resigned from my position as the artistic coordinator of TESZT festival.

We celebrated duly at the 10th anniversary of TESZT, as we felt it important to evaluate all previous editions. The fact that the open call for the 2018 edition attracted almost 300 applications, speaks volumes about how this festival has grown into a defining theatre event of the region, one that also draws considerable international attention.

"Let’s just not sit in the dark but really be there"

– a talk with Szymon Adamczak –


How did you become a director? Tell us a bit about yourself.

I prefer to be called a “theatre maker” instead of a director. Directing is mostly seen as some sort of hierarchy and I wouldn’t dare to pretend that I know everything. Working between the independent performing arts scene and public institutions has taught me that being a director is only one of the many roles I could assume. For the past years I have been mostly a dramaturg and a writer, occasionally also a producer, an educator, a curator and a journalist.

Forbidden Books: Secrets and millennial tunes from an Eastern Europe

The theatrical experiment with the title Forbidden Books (close it and put it away) will open at Temps d’Images festival in Cluj-Napoca on Sunday, November 12, at 7pm. The creators of the performance were born between 1989-1991 in four different European countries, they currently live in three other and identify themselves as belonging to an array of communities. They are, for example, Hungarians but Romanians, Hungarians living in Romania, Polish living in the Netherlands. Theatre makers with the privilege to speak in front of an international audience.

OPEN CALL for applications: TESZT 2018

TESZT, the Euroregional Theatre Festival Timișoara, Romania is an international festival that has been organised annually since 2008. The event aims to promote multiculturalism, works as a platform for cultural exchange and also as an invitation to dialogue with the artists and other professionals from the Eastern European and Balkan region.




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