– 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.
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.