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Noémi Herczog

Theatre critic, Scholar, Educator from Hungary

Noémi is an all-round theatre critic, scholar and teacher, she lives in Hungary and teaches in Romania. She is an adjunct professor at Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), Faculty of Theatre and Film, where she teaches contemporary theatre and theatre criticism. Her theatre column at the Hungarian cultural-political weekly, Life and Literature (Élet és Irodalom) follows contemporary Hungarian theatre. She is also editor of the Hungarian theatre magazine Theatre (Színház), which paper features major tendencies of contemporary Hungarian- and world-theatre.

As a theatre curator her works include: dunaPart – Hungarian Showcase of Contemporary Performing Arts; Péter Halász Award for innovations in the Hungarian experimentary theatre. She is editor of several volumes, including the collected plays by the "Mohácsi-brothers" (János and István Mohácsi, JAK-Prae, 2017), co-editor of the essay-collection, Theatre and Society (JAK-Prae, 2018), and is author of the forthcoming book: Theatre Criticism of Denounciation in Cold War Hungary (Kronosz, Pécs, 2021)

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Reimagining a Segregated World: Roma Heroes, European Dramas
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Reimagining a Segregated World: Roma Heroes, European Dramas

21 October 2021

Noémi Herczog discusses the need for greater Roma visibility on stage and introduces Roma Heroes: Five European Dramas, a new collection that anthologizes plays from the Independent Theater Hungary’s Roma Heroes International Theater Festival.

The Politician as an Artist—Lecture and Conversation featuring Budapest-based Theatre Critic Noémi Herczog
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The Politician as an Artist—Lecture and Conversation featuring Budapest-based Theatre Critic Noémi Herczog

with Philip Arnoult and Ramona Ostrowski

Thursday 1 November 2018
Emerson College, Boston, Massachusetts, USA