This is how the water reflected the face

The Find your way to the world of work project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

The Osonó Theatre Workshop and the Find Your Way to The World of Work project of Caritas Alba Iulia organised another personal development event for high school students in Odorheiu Secuiesc and Ditrău.

As water reflects the face – this was the title of the documentary performance that students from “Bányai János” Vocational Secondary School, “Eötvös József” Vocational Secondary School, “Tamási Áron” High School and “Benedek Elek” Pedagogical Lyceum attended in the main hall of the Youth Forum of Odorheiu Secuiesc on the 10th of October. The auditorium was filled with 320 young people and their accompanying teachers and mentors, whose presence was described by the Theatre Workshop staff as follows: “For us, the best feedback is, that after fifteen minutes, all the noise stopped, the phones were put down and the young people’s attention was on the performance.We really enjoyed the discussion after the presentation, the answers, the thoughts and the feedback from the teachers, that young people who don’t usually speak up or express their opinions, but rather take a back seat, also commented on certain topics.”
Some viewers summarised their impressions as follows: “What we saw throughout the performance, but especially at the end, was silence from parents in response to the problems listed. This has been the case with many of us!”

On the 11th of October, at the “Puskás Tivadar” Vocational Lyceum in Ditrău, the water reflected the faces of the students and the students of the “Fogarasy Mihály” Technical Lyceuml in Gheorgheni.
“It was a pleasure to meet the young people and see how much they have improved in the three years since we last met. It was good to feel the attention and the emotional rollercoaster they experienced during their performance. It was also a pleasure talking to them and the event turned into a real encounter” – wrote the members of Osonó Theatre.
“I feel that in every scene someone can relate to themselves, so the performance was very personal. It was depressing to see what people can do to each other” – said an audience member.

The Osonó Theatre Workshop, certified as Registered Talent Centres and European Talent Centres, is run by Misi Fazakas and Oszkár Mucha. They want to reach many people with their alternative performances. In other ways. They work with their own unique tools, and the way they make the audience an active part of the productions, is quite unique. One of the most outstanding examples of this is As Water Reflects the Face performance, which the actors have performed 600 times, most recently in Budapest on the 25th of October. The artists attach great importance to the theatrical education of young adults, for which personal development is an essential part. Just as an actor cannot play a role authentically without adequate self-awareness, so the audience cannot become aware of themselves during the performance without prior work on personality development. It is as water reflects the face.

Júlia Orbán
Translation: Ingrid Puskás-Bajkó

The source of the report and photos is the Facebook page of the Osonó Theatre Workshop.

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The Find your way to the world of work project is funded by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway through the EEA and Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment.

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