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  • 2nd Progress International Amateur Theatre Festival Sopron

    Federation of Hungarian Amateur Theatres and Players    

    The Hungarian Federation of Amateur Thetres and Players (FHATP) gladly announces

    that 20-24th September in cooperation with Pro Cultura Sopron and Petőfi Theatre organizes the 2nd PROGRESS International Amateur Theatre Festival where 5 Hungarian and 4 international groups will present their performances in Sopron (West of Hungary). The festival is a competitive one with Jury Board and presents additional “off” programs as well. The organizers welcome observers from aita/iata and CEC! If anyone of you would like to come please contact TIBOR VÁRSZEGI (head of local organizing committee) tel: +3630 9081656   e mail: varszegitibor@malomszinhaz.hu or me (jjregos@gmail.com)

    Few words about us: The legal predecessor of Magyar Szín-Játékos Szövetség (Hungarian Federation of Amateur Theatres and Players – FHATP) has been founded in 1995. The main endeavour of the present Federation is backing and supporting the Hungarian speaking non-professional theatre groups, their members, co-associations, their filial organizations with residence out- or within the borders of Hungary. Our members are of drama-, poetry reading-, dance- and puppetry groups, including of student- and children’s, seniors’, urban and village theatres. The HFATP gives important service for them both on an administrative and international level. The Federation organizes two annual national festivals and co-partner in the PROGRESS SOPRON 2017 festival.

    Way to the PROGRESS SOPRON 2017 Festival: The predecessor of our international festival was “Kazinbarcika Festivals” a competitive meeting of youth and adult amateur theatre 1971-2014. In this industrial town North-East of Hungary the best amateur and independent groups came together to meet and exchange ideas, inspirations by their shows.  The festival has grown out to be the most important meeting of Hungarian “top” groups. From all over the country (and later from abroad) people came like in a pilgrimage to share the experiences. Outstanding Hungarian professionals undertook to be in the jury and by the in the morning time colloquies sharp and profound professional debates took place in the conference hall. Two years ago Pápa hosted the new edition of the festival and Tibor Solténszky, who left us forever in the last year, gave the name PROGRESS to the new born festival. The name PROGRESS expresses well the mission of the festival that is to open up the space for new and progressive initiations and real dialogues. After Pápa the artistic and managing director of Pro Kultúra Sopron and the Sopron Petőfi TheatreMr. András Pataki invited the PROGRESS 2017 where five Hungarians and three international groups will present their shows. Besides the performing groups the festival welcomes the representatives of aita/iata asb**l. The competitive and off programs have been set together by the artistic director of PROGRESS SOPRON 2017 Sándor Komáromi nominated by the board of FHATP* and András Pataki. The international groups hold the recommendation of their national aita/iata** centers.

    The program:

    20. Wednesday:
    15.30 Opening
    16.00 Apple grenade – opendoors show of Soltis Theatre
    19.00 Italian Movie Factory – Avanzi di scena
    21.00 RÉV Színház – IRINA  

    21. Thursday:
    11.00 Colloquia
    15.00 Gogol: The Diary of an Insane
    18.00 VMG Student Theatre – Truncated
    20.00 Soltis Theatre – M. McDonagh: The Lonesome West

    22. Friday
    10.30 Polish Youth Puppet and AnimationTheatre from Bielsko Biala: Hello Mr. Andersen
    15.00 Red Apple Theatre Gathering (Colombo) Puberty
    16.00 Colloquia
    20.00 Compania Sincara (Leipzig) : Don Q

    23. Saturday:
    15.00  Deszka Theatre (Deszk) Still/Life
    17.00 KB 35 Company (Inárcs): Disobedients
    20.00 Sopron Petőfi Theatre (off program) I’have KilledMy Mother  

    24. Sunday
    10.00 Colloquia
    12.00 Players called Sturcz József (Kupuszina, SRB – off program) Trezka
    14.00 Closing and prize giving ceremony


    Warm Greetings from
    János Regős of Hungarian National Center
    chair of Hungarian Federation of Amateur Theatres

  • Sapperlot

    Apply now for the International Meeting of Youth Theatre sapperlot!

    Applications are possible

    within 30th September 2017!

     Apply now!

    sapperlot is an event of youth culture in South Tyrol and at the same time a stock taking of the actual trends in the youth theatre in the world.  We invite groups from all over the world, which are open to reflect their own work and to other cultures and theatre forms.

    sapperlot is intended to make our town Brixen known to teenagers from all over the world as a beautiful young place where you want to come back again and again. Brixen is a nice medieval town in the very North of Italy near the border to Austria. You should have been here!

    sapperlot is intended to develop a network for theatre with young people, to create long lasting friendships between youth theaters from all over the world. We want to bring youngsters together, that will enhance tolerance, acceptance and build the basis for a peaceful world through local and international cooperation.

    sapperlot is not just a festival, but everybody who has been part of it is part of a big family, a community of young, creative, talented, socially involved and responsible people.

    Last but not least:

    sapperlot is a festival organized by teenagers for teenagers. That means sapperlot is different every year, but every sapperlot is a big feast full of wonderful moments, fun and a inspiring atmosphere.
    Application deadline: 30th September 2017

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  • International Amateur Festivals and other Activities

    The list of actual theatre events made and updated by Joke Elbers, The Netherlands, the Independent Expert for Artistic Issues for CEC, is here at your disposal – edition 29th June 2017!
    Download here  in .pdf format!

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