Does Csurka think that Dosztojevszkij was a shitty writer?
Thursday, 13 October 2011 06:59
„It was my idea that the Hungarian drama shall have its own theatre where no foreign shit will be played.” – declared István Csurka, who believes the current management of Új Színház (New Theatre) is fishy. Currently, plays by Moliére, Dostoiewsky, Osrowsky, Steinbeck or Coelho are on the roster of the theatre.
Új Színház will become the theatre of contemporary Hungarian drama, promises the future curator who believes that this was the backbone of the tender for directorship, which was won by György Dörner – István Csurka declared in an interview to Kossuth Rádió. Csurka said that it was his idea that Hungarian drama should have its own theatre. He also said that this was the reason for the outrage from those who like to play foreign shit. He stated that (his theatre) will be such that will chip in and will also discuss political issues. Because of this reason he intends to write a drama about privatisation in Hungary and also about the „reign” of Ferenc Gyurcsány, which he believes to be the biggest national tragedy. The institution will be led by three heads: György Dörner will be the director, István Csurka will be the curator and author Zsolt Pozsgai will be leading artistic director and dramaturgist. István Csurka also said that they would adopt his and Pozsgai’s writings to stage, which have actually not been played in any theatre for long.
He expects that the next autumn season will be their grand opening, the technicalities will be sorted out around the theatre by then. He stated that every single expense item needed to be investigated, because he feels that the theatre’s current management is fishy. He emphasized that they expected to continue working with the current cast of the theatre, they have been working with some of them anyway. The current director István Márta said that the news of György Dörner becoming the new director of the institution were completely unexpected and against the the fact that the professional panel assessing bids submitted for becoming the director clearly supported the current director’s bid. Márta says that the decision is baffling since the actual tender notice was about the continuation of the journey the theatre started 13 years ago. István Márta meets the mayor on Thursday, an invitation he received two weeks ago. The director expects an explanation about the decision. He said that he wanted to ask mayor István Tarlós what his problem had been with Márta’s bid, with his person or the theatre.