Monday, January 18, 2021, 20:00 EET (GMT +02:00)


Director: Szabo K. Istvan / Hungary

Actor: Adrian Andone

Episode: Day 3. Story 5

about the Director

Szabo K. Istvan

Born in 1977 in the small town of Northwest Transylvania, Jibou, Director Szabó K. István graduated from the University of Theatrical Art in Târgu Mureș in 2000. In the following decades he worked as a director in thirty-five theaters in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Germany and the United States of America, creating 75 performances, his productions having themes and dramatic sheet music of the most varied.

Cut out to be a pioneer, all this time Szabó K. István is involved in the creation of acting troupes and theaters, in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Timișoara, Piatra Neamț, Bucharest or Oradea.

Since 2015 he lives in Budapest, Hungary, working on important stages of the Hungarian theatre, such as the National Theatre in Budapest, the National Theatre in Debrecen, the Vörösmarty Theatre in Székesfehérvár, etc.


Awarded with numerous national and international awards, Director Szabó K. István is one of the most important exponents of his generation.

In the 2020-2021 season he stages the performances 𝐶𝑒𝑡𝑎̆𝑡̦𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑖 𝑑𝑖𝑛 𝐾a𝑠𝑠𝑎 (“People of Kassa”) of Márai Sándor at the National Theatre in Budapest 𝐸𝑢 𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑡 𝑣𝑎̂𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑙 (“I am the wind”) and Jon Fosse at the Szkéné Theatre in Budapest.

about the actor

Adrian Andone

His strong belief is that Art is not a profession but a life partner. With a career spanned over 28 years, ADRIAN ANDONE is one of the most acclaimed actors from the “Marin Sorescu” National Theater, both nationally and internationally.

He graduated the University of Arts in Tărgu Mureș in 1992 and, soon after, he became a member of the artistic team of the Craiova National Theater.


With a strong acting versatility, he is one of the actors who created masterpieces both in drama and comedy plays. His majestic posture, the strong voice and penetrant look brought Adrian to the eye of the critics and the audience when touring all over the world. Adrian Andone played over 70 roles so far on national stages in tours, national and international festivals and also abroad within important performances and festivals. He worked with the prestigious stage directors as Robert Wilson, Silviu Purcărete, Yiannis Paraskevopoulos, Janusz Wiśniewski, Tim Carroll, Tompa Gábor in stage plays from the classic repertoire such as Shakespeare, A.P. Chekhov, Molière, A. Camus, Neil Simon, F.G. Lorca and also in contemporary theater plays.

Hungarian artists talk

Kiss Borcsa


Bakos-Kiss Gábor


Zalán Tibor