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The “Reverse Horseshoe” Drama Group, which has a four-year tradition, can continue its work in the 2021/2022 school year, as we have been awarded a grant for the artistic talent support programme. We received funding under the “Innovative Learning Environment and Complex Talent Support Programmes” programme.

The amount of the grant awarded to the Bethlen Gábor Foundation is HUF 1 680 000 , which can be used to organise the programmes of the drama group run by the Foundation. We would like to thank you for your support, which we can use to develop our talents!

The content of the professional programme is based on learning new plays, with the help of a qualified director. During the sessions, students will be taken on a journey of self-discovery.

One of the professional objectives to be achieved through the grant is to provide students with an educational programme that will help them to develop critical thinking, concentration and self-confidence through the methods used. In addition, the real goal to be achieved is the performance itself.

The managers of the activities:

Fodor Katalin – team leader, founder

Imecs-Magdó Levente  – director

The programme will be implemented throughout the school year, and you can follow the progress on our website:


Implemented activity I: Eszik vagy isszák?- Theatre education programme


36 students from Bethlen Gábor College interested in theatre arts participated in the Eszik vagy Isszák theatre project run by the Hungarian State Theatre of Cluj-Napoca. In the framework of the project, the theatre’s professionals provide an hour and a half of preparation a few days before the performance and an hour and a half of processing a few days after the performance. In the framework of this project, the students attended the theatre performance “Animal Farm” at the Hungarian State Theatre in Cluj-Napoca.

“Our aim is to help participants – young schoolchildren, adolescents, university students and adults – to become socially sensitive theatre lovers and theatre savvy, while at the same time benefiting from the self-awareness of theatre performance and the education programme in their own lives.

Theatre education is an alternative teaching method that enriches the participants’ general literacy, empathy, self-awareness, self-confidence and sense of responsibility in the community. The educational programme helps participants to prepare for theatre performances and provides opportunities for further reflection, situations and roles in a playful way in the light of the theatre production seen and the themes chosen.” – say the organisers.

Before and after the performance, the programme coordinator, drama teacher Kocsis Tünde held a preparatory and a processing lecture for the group in one of the classrooms of the Bethlen Gábor College.



Thank you for her great work!


Implemented activity II: Waiting Room project – educational performances in classrooms/theatre


In the framework of the project, the performances of “Varjú Karcsi” and “Bánk Bán?Jelen!” were presented. The former was performed for small school students, while Bánk Bán was performed twice, for the drama group and for the students of the college’s tenth graders. For them, the work of Katona József is part of the curriculum, so we found it particularly important to present the performance.

The interesting thing about the performances is that they are interactive sessions in which the performers present their theatre performances in the classroom, getting close to the students.


Karcsi the crow boy is excited for his first day at school. His parents enrolled him at the Schuhubert School of Music, convinced that their son is destined for a bright singing career. But on the very first lesson at school, Karcsi is thrown into a turbulent situation that he had not expected and which radically changes his preconceived notions about school and himself.

The theatrical educational performance “Varjú Karcsi” explores important questions about parent-child, teacher-student relationships, friendship and expectations.





The production, conceived in a non-traditional framework, is based on one of the compulsory school readings,  Katona József’s Bánk bán.

A classroom adaptation of József Katona’s classic, in which the creators tried to approach the text in a way that would be accessible and at the same time enjoyable for the audience – students of nine to twelve grades  The focus was on timeless themes such as friendship, love, homeland and power. The big question, which we leave to the students to answer, is who is guilty and who is innocent? Can someone be acquitted if we know the circumstances of their actions? Does the end really justify the means?



Thank you for the great performances of the Waiting Room Project!


Implemented activity III. : making a short film about the Reverse Horseshoe theatre group


Introducing the Reverse Horseshoe Drama Group as a talent development programme:



Implemented activity IV: The staging of I. L. Caragiale’s The Lost Letter

The performance was a huge success. It was presented for the first time during the Hungarian Days of Alba County in the banquet hall of the Bethlen Gábor College.

The members of the theatre group performed very well, and their sometimes tedious work paid off, as they presented a high quality performance, dazzling the audience.

Thank you:  Fodor Katalin, team leader and Imecs-Magdó Levente, director.

Thanks to the National Talent Programme and the Prime Minister’s Office for their support!


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