Maladype's next guest in the Crossroads programme: Osonó Theatre

As part of our Crossroads Programme, we are happy to introduce Osonó Theatre's Unknown friends’ circle or Picnic on a Japanese rug on 22 April at 4 p.m. and 7.30 p.m. After the performance we invite our audience to take part in a post-play discussion with the play’s writer and director and the actors, too.
Venue: Maladype Base (VIII. ker. Mikszáth Kálmán tér 2. 1/e).

The creators on the show:

This is a play which denies to be definable. It’s not a documentary play, although the base of the performance is the personal experience of youngsters. It’s not a forum theater, although the confessions of Romanian and Hungarian youngsters interfere with the viewer and encourages to participate in the game with their own realizations, happenings and astonishments. If someone enters the theatre space it'll rip out every sheet of textbook containing clichés and prejudices of Hungarian - Romanian relations. Therefore this performance will underline the idea that problems aroused by different ethnicities living together should not be bypassed but documented and debated through the playful spirit of theater arts and theatre culture.


Oszkár Mucha, Ágota Elek, Briana Macovei, Gáspár Pászka, Daniel Valentin C., Anna Babos, Iancu Constantin David

Projekt- expert: Nina Țînțar
Director: Misi Fazakas

The performance is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long (without intermission), including the interactive post-play discussion.

About the theatre:

The Osonó Theatre is a theatrical initiative that would like to provide adequate circumstances for contemporary theatrical experiments. The name „Osonó” refers to a theatrical language which is represented by the company: getting closer to each other, listening, being able to see the dreams, fears, joys and passions of the wandering souls and after putting these into a story which can serve as a reflecting mirror to people.

In 2015, Osonó became a registered talent point. In 2016 the company was selected as the National winner of the European Charlemagne Youth Prize for our 2015th projects, which promoted mutual understanding amongst European youngsters. In 2012 the Hungarian National Ministry of Resources awarded the theater with the Csokonai Vitéz Mihály Community Prize, which is the highest acknowledgement in the category of independent theatre amongst Hungarian speaking territories. The award was handed to Osonó Theatre for its outstanding cultural and educational activity.

About Crossroads programme:

The Maladype Theatre launched its “Crossroads” project in 2011. The program’s main goal is to present artistic directions, theatres and workshops that represent new trends in cultural life, enhance new artistic initiatives, help in establishing new ways of contacts with the audience and foster ties among different countries. That way the European independent theatres are given the possibility to cooperate and establish a network that helps them in creating new meeting points for dialogue and interaction. The Maladype Theatre has benefited a lot from its international ties: by establishing them it has the possibility to get acquainted with various theatrical troupes, traditions and institutions. We consider our important task also to present new trends, and young talents to our spectators. We invite theatres and performances that can adapt easily themselves to our location and technical conditions.