Osonó Theatre celebrates its 30th birthday
Osonó Theatre celebrates its 30th birthday in Budapest with a performance, a workshop and a reunion for former and present members. Since its foundation on February the 3rd 1993, the company have had 187 members and throughout the years a total of 23 productions have been premiered, of which 6 were co-produced with theatres from Thailand, Morocco, Budapest, Italy and Sfântu Gheorghe. Beyond the theatre performances, the self-sufficient theatre company has organised over a thousand education and social projects for youngsters and adults as well. During these 30 years, the independent theatre company carried out a total of 1,523 performances – of which 1,180 in the last ten years – in 322 settlements of 28 countries of 3 continents. Osonó Theatre’s projects and performances have been acknowledged until now with 54 national and international awards.
Osonó year review - 2022 in numbers
In 2022 the self sustaining Osono Theatre group has organized 240 cultural, educational and social programs with over 7.500 participants from 3 countries. 90% of the € 71.500 annual budget came from international, Hungarian and Romanian tenders and 10% from performances and trainings held by the Osono Theatre.
The theatre group had 80 performances including 77 interactive audience meetings last year, and created a learning-exploring environment for teenagers and above through 74 workshops and 8 drama camps. 44% of these occasions took place in Hungary, 49% in Romania and 7% in other foreign countries.
The Osono Theatre kicks of the new year with a training for teachers in Transylvania and a tour with the Nem vagyok, csak mások látnak performance. After that, there will be several youth and educational projects and a European tour. In order to complete already won tenders, the Osono Theatre will also organize international and Budapest-based projects, keeping in mind the three main principles of the group’s activities: theatre, education and social projects.
Osonó's latest Erasmus+ project dedicated to youth workers
Osonó Theatre, in partnership with the Adrenalin Sports Association of Sfântu Gheorghe and the Hungarian Cultural Association of Vojvodina (VMMSZ), carried out a project titled “Health for a Better Future - Personality development and health awareness in education” in Budapest, with the purpose to support youth workers by offering diverse, personally and professionally valuable non-formal training. In addition to sharing innovative educational methods, the programme, which took place between 24-30 November, also meant an opportunity for recharging and professional networking for the 15 participants from Hungary, Romania and Serbia.
With the support of the Erasmus+ Programme, the project has been carried out as part of a long-term regional initiative which aims to compensate for the difficulties faced by youth workers in the region, providing opportunities for professional development, networking and recharging.
The 600th performance of our theatre piece As Water Reflects the Face
On the 25th of October at 19:15, the Katona József Theatre of Budapest hosted the festive 600th performance, which as usual with Osonó, was followed by an interactive audience assembly and discussion. The documentary theatrical piece, directed by Fazakas Misi, was first presented to the public on the 21st of May 2011 and has been performed since then in 191 settlements of 24 countries on 3 continents. So far, the production has represented Eastern Europe at 12 international festivals and has received numerous awards. The company's permanent actor, Mucha Oszkár, has been part of the production since the beginning, and so far 51 other actors have collaborated in the performance, including three from Thailand. During the 600 performances, approximately 32,000 spectators have seen the production, and 600 litres of milk and 1,200 bananas have been used up as props.