THE SAINT ANDREA GOSPEL, Serbian Theater from Budapest/Hungary
The Serbian civic professional theatre has nearly two centuries-old tradition in Hungary. As a matter of fact, it was founded in Hungary.
“The following Tuesday, on the day of August 24, with the permission of the Superb royal governor council gracious , one Dilettant Serbian group, on behalf of the Saint Andrew Serbian Preparandia Institute, will perform at the Hungarian play stage. The play will be accomplished in Serbian language and in 3 acts, under the Serbian name: KRESTALITZA ( parrot), beginning at 7 o’clock.”
Joakim Vujic , so called “the father of the Serbian theatre” ,was born in the Hungarian little town, Baja, where his father was the Orthodox priest. He was a good friend of István Balogh, the famous Hungarian actor at that time , and at times, he was teaching in Szentendre. The beginning of his involvement in the theatre life was actually from July 22, 1813, when Joakim Vujic asked for a permission from sunshiny Jozsef, to perform the play in Serbian language for the beneficent purposes – for the Serbian students who had been studing in Budapest. ( István Balog and Ádám Láng also had signed this request).
This was the world premiere of the Serbian professional acting. István Balogh was acting as well, and, apart from the Hungarian association’s stage master(scenarist), Tamás Fehér, Julianna Balog and Tamas Feher were also acting, as they spoke fluent Serbien. The theatre life of both nations, Hungarian and Serbian, started to improve, to increase , their acting started to grow in symbiosis… until Joakim Vujic left Hungary and went to the Serbian royal court.
The Serbian community in Hungary hopes that on the 200. anniversary a decent play stage will be extanted in Budapest, the play stage where one nationality would be able to celebrate the anniversary of its own theathre – the jubilee of Serbian theatre world premiere.
Directorate: 1065 Budapests, Nagymező u. 49.
Depot: 2309 Lórév, Dózsa Gy. 79.
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Managing Director: Milán Rusz
Artistic secretary: Éva Siskovity
Lecturer and assistant director: Katarina Bacsi Pavlovic
Technical leader: Lajos Mezei
On the occasion of the minorities’ day, December 18. 2007, the Hungarian Institute for Culture and Art, have donated the honoruable reward, PRO CULTURA MINORITATUM HUNGARIAE, to the Serbian Theatre in Hungary. This reward has been given annualy to the institutions, as well as individuals of the national minorities, for their efforts and hard work with maintaining and protecting the vernacular language and culture. On behalf of the Serbian Theatre in Hungary, the prize PRO CULTURA MINORITATUM HUNGARIAE 2007 , was received by Milán Rusz, an actor, and also the Managing Director of the Serbian Theatre.