Osonó on tour around Hungary and Transylvania
"As water reflects the face" — our production about personal stories of the youth — is going on tour, starting with a performance on the 10th of February at 19:15 in the Budapest Katona József Theatre. Afterwards, the students of the Premonstratensian Secondary Grammar School of Szombathely will be our audience. The H13 Cultural Centre in Budapest will provide space several times for the documentarist piece presented 624 times so far. On the 16th of February, the touring play will be presented for the pupils of the Gábor Áron Lyceum of Vlăhița. Each performance of the tour — supported by "Tiszta Formák" Foundation — is followed by an interactive audience gathering which is an opportunity to reflect on and discuss jointly the questions and issues raised by the documentarist play.
Osonó Theatre celebrates its 31st anniversary in Budapest
Osonó Theatre celebrates its 31st anniversary with a performance and a reunion of former and present members. Since its foundation on 3 February 1993, the theatre company has had 187 members and over the years has presented a total of 23 plays, 6 of which were co-produced with theatres from Thailand, Morocco, Budapest, Italy and Sfântu Gheorghe. In addition to performing shows, the self-sustaining theatre workshop has organised more than a thousand educational and social projects for both the youth and adults. In its 31 years, the independent theatre company had a total of 1,595 performances, of which 1,252 took place in the last ten years in 329 cities of 28 countries on 3 continents. So far, Osonó Theatre's projects and performances have been acknowledged with 54 national and international awards.
Osonó Theatre - 2023 yearly evaluation
In 2023, as a self-sustaining theatre company, Osonó Theatre, carried out 243 cultural, educational and social events in 7 countries, with almost 8,000 participants. The annual budget amounted to 107,000 EUR which in 88% consisted of international, Hungarian and Romanian fundings. The theatre company’s own income from performances and trainings represented 12% of the annual budget.
In the past year, Osonó Theatre held 72 performances and 71 audience discussions, and provided trainings both for youngsters and adults through 94 workshops and 6 Erasmus+ projects and drama camps. 46% of the activities took place in Hungary, 44% in Romania and 10% at different international locations.
Erasmus+ again by Osonó: an upcoming Youth Workers project in Romania
Between December 6 and 10 Osonó Theatre will host its 11th Erasmus+ project in Romania. The project titled “Health for a Better Future - Personality development and health awareness in education” aims to support youth workers by offering diverse, personally and professionally valuable non-formal training. In addition to sharing innovative educational methods, the training also provides an opportunity for recharging and professional networking for the participants arriving from Hungary, Romania and Serbia.
The project, carried out with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme, offers workshops focusing on self-awareness, healthy lifestyle, physical presence, concentration, mind-body balance, and involves activities and training that explore and support the maintenance of physical fitness, which means that the methodology of theatre education is combined with health awareness exercises. Therefore, the workshops will be very colourful and diverse.
The aim of the project, which received the fancy name Health4Future, is to provide a supportive environment for participants to face current challenges and to gain professional inspiration, motivation and state-of-the-art methods that will enhance the quality of their future work.
The project is carried out as part of a long-term regional initiative which aims to compensate for the difficulties faced by youth workers in the region, providing them with opportunities for professional development, networking and recharging.