ZOLTÁN BALÁZS RECEIVES THE HEVESI SÁNDOR AWARD

On the occasion of World Theatre Day, the Hungarian Centre of the Institute of International Theatres honoured theatre practitioners with the Hevesi Sándor Award. This year Zoltán Balázs artistic director of Maladype Theatre, László Szabó G. cultural manager and György Vidovszky director received the award.

Zoltán Baláz,s not just with his own theatre company but also as a well-renowned director, is a regular guest at festivals and theatres around the globe. He directed in the United States, France, Germany, Slovenia, Slovakia and Romania, too.

The Hevesi Sándor Award was founded in 1998 by the Hungarian Centre of the Institute of International Theatres. Every year three artists, cultural mediators, company leaders are awarded for their efforts of growing the international reputation and recognition of the Hungarian theatre life. The award is given by an advisory board of the Ministry of Human Capacities and the Hungarian Centre of the Institute of International Theatres based on the suggestions of theatre organizations and theatres.

Earlier awardees:

· 1998 Tamás Ascher, Yvette Bozsik, Anna Lakos
· 1999 György Lengyel, György Szabó, Gábor Zsámbéki
· 2000 Csaba Antal, László Marton, Mária Szilágyi
· 2001 Enikő Eszenyi, András Nagy, Dezső Szilágyi
· 2002 Krisztina Bába, Judit Gombár, Miklós Szűcs
· 2003 Péter Huszti, Marika Oszvald, Ferenc Novák
· 2004 József Gregor, János Kiss, János Novák
· 2005 Péter Fábri, Iván Markó, Béla Pintér
· 2006 Pál Békés, Csaba Horváth, Árpád Schilling
· 2007 Balázs Kovalik, András Lénárt, László Upor
· 2008 János Meczner, Judit Csanádi, Máté Gáspár
· 2009 Zsuzsa Radnóti, Katalin Váradi, József Goldschmied
· 2010 Róbert Alföldi, László Bérczes, Andrea Ladányi
· 2011 Levente Bagossy, Anna Lengyel, Gábor Tompa
· 2012 Viktor Bodó, Ferenc Fehér, Patrícia Pászt
· 2013 József Gedeon, Zsolt Khell, Kornél Mundruczó
· 2014 László Kentaur Erkel, András Kozma, István Silló
· 2015 László Bagossy, Györgyi Szakács, András Urbán.
· 2016 Beáta Barda, Pál Frenák, Attila Vidnyánszky
· 2017 András Dömötör, Csörsz Khell, György Lőrinczy