Solidarity with Hungary
April 26, 2011 | Greenwich House Music School | New York City
With Kornél Mundruczó, Béla Pintér, G.M. Tamas, and others
Co-presented by Trust for Mutual Understanding and Martin E. Segal Theatre Center, CUNY Graduate School, and Center for International Theatre Development
Supported by the Trust for Mutual Understanding
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In the wake of sweeping “reforms” and crack-downs brought on by the last election in Hungary, the country’s artists, journalists, and intellectuals are facing a period of intense scrutiny and censorship. Contemporary political philosopher G.M Tamas, theater and film director Kornél Mundruczó, and playwright/actor/director Béla Pintér (via Skype) discuss the current situation for the Hungarian creative community. Featuring a reading of short excerpts from Pintér’s acclaimed play, Muck.
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