Production 1: Watergate

The mystery of Time Crypts
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Interactive theatre game about the negative effects of climate change. Our story takes place in two similar Time Crypt, that come from an imagined future, an age when humanity’s drinking water supply has decreased drastically. Our audience are not passive spectators, but active participants of the game, revealing some details of the impending social and climatical catastrophe themselves with the help of messages from the future. Whether their mission succeeds, whether they can prevent a forthcoming danger, depends on them. The future is in their hands.

Created within the framework of PlayOn! international project co-funded by the Creative Europe Program of the European Union.

Premiere: June 19, 2021.

Creative Team:

Dr. Paxton | Gábor Kausz

Guides | Bálint Keszte, Balázs Fekete/ Attila Eck

Narrator (recorded) | Károly Szívós

Writer | Attila Eck

Interactive gaming elements | Csaba Királyházi

Game development consultant | Rachel Briscoe (UK)

Visual design | Patrícia Pajor

Video | Kinga Albert

Clip cutting | Szabolcs Sziládi, Eszter Korognai

Visual elements | Luca Fehér, Laura Kókai, Dominika Mészáros, Klára Döbrentei, Panna Óvári, Laura Pandák, Brigitta Nagy, Dávid László, Fanni Heim, Marta Oliveri, Alice Parola (students of MKE)

Project leader (MKE) |  Gabriella Kiss

Technical implementation | István Kalóz, Péter Mikuska, Ádám Pignitzky, Péter Kiss, Krisztián Homoki, Attila Matus

Recording | Attila Temesvári

Construction | Sándor Majos, Tamás Viosz

Software development | Tamás Turi

Costume design | Anett Herman

Props | Dóra Reymeyer

Soundscape | András Monori

Pedagogical expert | Eszter Gyevi-Bíró

Assistant director | Andrea Hajsz

Director, concept | György Vidovszky

Special thanks to Richárd Melykó, Haibo Illés, Sándor Széles, Dóra Gigler (WWF), Andrea Samu (WWF), Mátyás Fekete (WWF)

Production 2: The Tragedy of Man

concept of the planned performance
Two men in protective suits and masks look at each other. One is seated holding an ipad whilst the other is stood up and moving toward the seated man, who looks concerned. Behind them is a projection showing a blue face emmerging from a red-coloured solid surface. Behind that projection can be seen three women dressed in white.

The author, Imre Madách, was born on January 21, 1823.  Madách wrote his main work, The Tragedy of Man, in 1859-1860. Since then, it has already been translated into almost all European languages. It was first published in 1861. The play is considered to be one of the major works of Hungarian literature and is one of the most often staged Hungarian plays today. Its’ interpretation became a cornerstone of the history of Hungarian literature and theatre.

The main characters are Adam, Eve, and Lucifer. As God creates the universe, Lucifer decries it as futile, stating that man will soon aspire to be gods and demanding their own right of the world, because God was forced to create with them, „the ancient spirit of denial“. God casts him out of Heaven, but grants his wish: the two cursed trees in Eden, the Tree of Knowledge and the Tree of Immortality. Playing on Eve’s vanity and Adam’s pride, Lucifer tempts both into sin. After the Fall and expulsion from Eden, Adam is still too proud to admit that he acted wrongly. Instead, he recounts his dreams of human progress and achievement; he feels that now, unencumbered by God’s rules, he is ready to pursue his own glory. Lucifer puts Adam to sleep, and the two begin to travel through history.

PlayOn! inspired us to take out this classic drama and find innovations in form and content that would open the door to a broader, contemporary interpretation. We will offer several occasions of interactivity for our audience.

Our goal is to re-interpret the work by using gaming elements, and so to create a fresh, comprehensible youth production that young people acknowledge.

The play premiered on June 6, 2021.

Duration: 150 minutes + interval

Creative Team:

Director | János Novák

Assistant director | Andrea Hajsz

Set, costume, puppets | Klaudia Orosz

Assistant designer | Anett Herman

Dramaturge | Péter Horváth

Digital effects, gaming elements | Ivó Kovács

Video | Kinga Albert

Choreography | Oszkár Rotter

Music | János Novák

Musical leader | Gábor Kecskeméti

Vocal coach | Szilveszter Bornai

Cast | Krisztina Nyirkó, Péter Horváth, Dániel Nizsai, Dániel Fehér, Gábor Krausz, Zoltán Bodnár, Tamás Mészáros, József Tóth, Dávid Szanitter, Szabolcs Ruszina, István Mult, László Gazdag, Gyula Kormos, Károly Szívós, Bea Tisza, Juli Erdei, Ági Török, Rita Alexics, Éva Farkas, Melinda Megyes, Kármen Rácz, Kriszta Rácz, Amina Abdulrachimzai, Tamás Bósz

Contact us
VAT Teater MTÜ
National Library Theatre Hall
Tõnismägi 2 (location)
10122 TallinnEstland

Mail address: Endla 3, 10122 Tallinn

VAT No. EE 100 744 512
(+372) 6 450 959
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