Past Performance
Baryshnikov Arts Center Presents

Panel Discussion with Béla Pintér

Jan 27, 2017

Béla Pintér is considered one of Europe's most influential playwrights, directors, and actors. While deeply rooted in classical theater tradition, Pintér’s singular approach fuses comedy, tragedy, and live music to create contemporary productions based on critical and ironic observations of Hungarian society.

Pintér headlines a panel discussion on the themes of his production Our Secrets, having its N.Y. Premiere at BAC January 25-29, from issues surrounding the meaning of surveillance and its influence on artistic response, to the relationships between politics and culture, examining the implications both in Communist Hungary and around the world today. Participants include history and European studies experts László Karsai (Columbia University), Edit Nagy (University of Florida), Helen Shaw (New York University), and Larry Wolff (New York University), who moderates.


Béla Pintér
Director, Plawright, Actor, Béla Pintér and Company

László Karsai
István Deák Visiting Professor in East Central European Studies, Harriman Institute, Columbia University
Professor Emeritus of History, Department of Modern History, University of Szeged, Hungary

Edit Nagy
Lecturer, Center for European Studies, University of Florida

Helen Shaw
Theater Critic, Dramaturg, and Professor of Theater, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University

Moderator: Larry Wolff
Silver Professor of History; Director, Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, New York University

Translator: Aniko Szucs
Adjunct Lecturer, Drama Department, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University
Adjunct Lecturer, Departments of English and Communication and Theatre Arts, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY


Béla Pintér and Company
Our Secrets (N.Y. Premiere)
JAN 25-29

Tickets: $25


BAC's presentation of Our Secrets is part of a three-destination U.S. Tour made possible thanks to leadership support from Trust for Mutual Understanding, and including Hopkins Center for the Arts (Dartmouth) and Arts Emerson (Boston).