Csaba Székely

(Târgu Mureș, Romania, 1981)

His first play, Do You Like Banana, Comrades?, won the regional prize for Europe at the BBC’s International Radio Playwriting Competition in 2009. He has written a trilogy about country life in Transylvania (Bányavirág (Mineflowers), Bányavakság (Mineblindness) and Bányavíz (Minewater)), examining issues such as unemployment, alcoholism, nationalism, corruption and high rates of suicide among Hungarian population in Transylvania. The trilogy has been published in a volume by the Hungarian publishing house Magvető under the title Bányavidék (Minelands). The three plays have been produced in Hungarian, Romanian and Slovakian theatres. His historical comedy called Vitéz Mihály (Michael the Brave), about the rise and fall of a medieval Romanian national hero, has been produced by Hungary’s Weöres Sándor Theatre. He has written two musicals: Hogyne, drágám! (Sure, honey!, produced by the National Theatre of Târgu Mureș, Romania) and Passio XXI, a contemporary take on Jesus’ last days. His play containing four political satires, patru piesuțe politice despre dușmani (Four political plays about enmity) has been produced by the National Theatre of Târgu Mureș, Romania.

Nu Regret Nimic (I Regret Nothing) was first produced by the Harag György Company in Satu Mare, Romania in March 2019. He is one of the scriptwriters for the 3rd season of HBO Hungary’s show Terápia (In Treatment).

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