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STEREO AKT, Budapest/Hungary

STEREO AKT is one of Hungary’s most progressive contemporary theater collectives. Based in Budapest, it creates event-like performances under the artistic leadership of Martin Boross. Theater is an event, audience members are participants, and the purpose of this event is the encounter between the participants’ reality and the artist’s fantasy. The essence of STEREO AKT’s performances is born out of the—often wordless—dialogue between the audience and the performers.

Born in 1988, Martin Boross is a theater director and the artistic director of STEREO AKT, a Budapest-based contemporary theater collective. Between 2011 and 2014 he was a member of Artus Theater, a renowned thirty-year-old physical theater company, where he worked as a performer and creator. He received his degree in dramaturgy from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest in 2013. Since 2011 he has directed fifteen theatrical productions, including stage and site-specific works, an opera, a documentary film, and various small-scale artistic actions, flash mobs, and civil campaigns.

Boross’ post-dramatic pieces are often interdisciplinary, participatory or immersive, and make use of documentary material and social, political, and community-based approaches. He often experiments with unconventional audience positioning and participation. Boross is interested in interaction as a dramaturgical technique essential for critical, creative, and reflective audience involvement. Outside of Hungary he has worked with international teams in Germany, Spain, Denmark, Poland, Romania, and the United States of America.

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