Társulat

Eszter Orbán

Eszter Orbán

dramaturg

Education and training:
Eötvös Loránd University Faculty of Humanities, Department of English Studies (1992-1997)
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Department of Dramatic Theory (1997-1998)
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Department of Dramaturgy (1998-2003)
University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest, Doctoral School (doctoral candidate) (2007-)

Professional career:
Freelance dramaturg and translator (2003-October 2008)
Örkény Theatre, Blog the Theatre, international project manager (October 2007-June 2008)
Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, dramaturg (October 2008-August 2010)
Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, artistic consultant (June 2011-August 2011)
Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, literary associate (September 2011-August 2013)
Münchner Kammerspiele, assistant dramaturg (7 January 2014-8 March 2014)
Thalia Theater, Hamburg, dramaturgical intern (10 March 2014-21 March 2014)
Freelance dramaturg and translator (April 2014-October 2014)
Hungarian State Opera, dramaturg (October 2014-)

Other professional activities:
Freelance language teacher and translator (1994-2003)
Teacher - School of Business, Székesfehérvár, acting program (September 2009-June 2011)
Office manager - T.T. Filmműhely production company, Budapest (October 2010-June 2011)
Head of an English-language drama course as part of an educational project (October 2012-September 2013)
Teacher - Pesti Magyar Drama Academy (September 2013-January 2014) Pesti Magyar Színház

Literary translations:
Kander-Ebb-Masteroff: Cabaret (prose part)
Michael Frayn: Copenhagen
April de Angelis: A Laughing Matter
Hanoch Levin: The Labour of Life
Hanoch Levin: Thrill my Heart
Dea Loher: Diebe (Thieves)
Israela Margalit: Trio

Language skills:
English, advanced
Italian, advanced
German, intermediate
French, intermediate

Membership in professional associations:
Guild of Hungarian Theatre Dramaturgs, board member
Open Forum of Contemporary Hungarian Drama, member of the preparatory committee
Hungarian Association of Literary Translators, member
Association of Hungarian Journalists, member

Major theatrical projects:

2001/2002
J. Cassavettes: Husbands (an adaptation of Cassavettes's film Husbands ), director: Péter Galambos, Gárdonyi Géza Theatre, Eger
L. Sáry: The Adorjáns and the Jenős(opera), director: Mária Harangi, Millenáris Theatre
L. Király: The Blind (opera), director: Gergely Romvári, Millenáris Theatre

2002/2003
H. Böll: The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum, director: Péter Galambos, Gárdonyi Géza Theatre, Eger
R. Leoncavallo: Pagliacci, director: Gergely Romvári, Ódry Stage

2003/2004
W. Shakespeare: Measure for Measure, director: Péter Galambos, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár (new dramatic adaptation using a translation by Dezső Mészöly)
Á. Németh: Müller's Dancers, director: Péter Galambos, Petőfi Theatre, Veszprém
M. McDonagh: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, director: Sándor Guelmino, Madách Chamber Theatre
Drunk but Sober (A dramatic version of Péter Müller's novella written by Eszter Orbán and Péter Galambos), director: Péter Galambos, Budapest Chamber Theatre Shure Studio
T. Johnson: The Four Note Opera, director: Gergely Romvári, Millenáris Theatre
(Invited into the Szeged Alternative Theatre Festival's competition programme)

2004/2005
W. Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, director: Péter Galambos, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
D. Kosztolányi: Anna Édes, director: Sándor Guelmino, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár

2005/2006
A. Miller: A View from the Bridge, director: Sándor Guelmino, Petőfi Theatre of Sopron
April de Angelis: A Laughing Matter, director: Miklós Szurdi, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár (literary translator)
E. Albee: A Delicate Balance, director: Péter Galambos, National Theatre of Szeged

2006/2007
M. McDonagh: The Lonesome West, director: Sándor Guelmino, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
N. Kolyada: Murlin Murlo, director: Sándor Guelmino, Örkény István Theatre (stage version based on György Spiró's translation written by Eszter Orbán and Sándor Guelmino)

2007/2008
M. McDonagh: The Beauty Queen of Leenane, director: István Kolos, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
Based on the tales of W. Hauff and E.T.A. Hoffmann: Did I ever tell you the one about..., director: Mária Harangi, National Theatre

2008/2009
R. Thomas: 8 femmes (8 Women), director: Zoltán Lendvai, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár

2009/2010
F. Molnár: The Play at the Castle, director: Péter Galambos, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
A. Miller: A View from the Bridge, director: Sándor Guelmino, Petőfi Theatre, Veszprém
A. Chekhov: The Cherry Orchard, director: Sándor Guelmino, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
T. Williams: A Streetcar Named Desire, director: Mária Harangi, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár

2010/2011
C. Kiss: The Lady of the Camellias, director: Csaba Kiss, Pesti Magyar Theatre
Subjective writing and editing regarding the production on the online magazine, www.kamelias.hu

2011/2012
L. Baum-S. Silló-G. Ferenczi: The Wizard of Oz, director: Sándor Silló, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
I. Margalit: Trio, director: Péter Galambos, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár

2012/2013
A. Ayckbourne: Mr A's Amazing Maze Plays, director: Mária Harangi, Pelikán Chamber Theatre, Székesfehérvár
P. Marber: Closer, director: Sándor Guelmino, Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár
C. Collodi-S. Fontanelli: Pinocchio, director: Mária Harangi, Kolibri Theatre

2014/2015
H. Galdron: Mikve, director: Sándor Guelmino, Jászai Mari Theatre, Tatabánya
R. Wagner: Das Rheingold, director: Géza M. Tóth
N. Rota: Il cappello di paglia di Firenze (The Florentine Straw Hat), director: Balázs Sipos
K. Goldmark: The Queen of Sheba, director: Csaba Káel

Performances

October 22. 19:00
mixed opera 8
Levente Szörényi – János Bródy

Stephen, the King

Erkel Theatre
October 24. 19:00
mixed opera 8
Levente Szörényi – János Bródy

Stephen, the King

Erkel Theatre
November 5. 20:00
mixed opera 16 premiere
Levente Gyöngyösi

The Master and Margarita

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
December 25. 19:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
December 26. 19:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
December 27. 19:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
December 29. 11:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
December 30. 20:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
January 2. 19:00
classic opera 14
Georg Friedrich Händel – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Der Messias (Messiah)

Eiffel Art Studios – Miklós Bánffy Stage
February 19. 18:00
mixed opera 12 premiere
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
February 21. 18:00
mixed opera 12
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
February 26. 18:00
mixed opera 12
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
February 28. 11:00
mixed opera 12
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
March 4. 18:00
mixed opera 12
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
March 5. 19:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre
March 7. 17:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre
March 12. 19:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre
March 14. 11:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre
March 14. 18:00
mixed opera 12
Giuseppe Verdi

Don Carlo

Erkel Theatre
March 18. 19:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre
March 21. 19:00
classic opera 14
Ferenc Erkel

Bánk bán

Erkel Theatre