FATELESSNESS

A One Man Show & Original Adaptation of the Novel by Nobel-Prize winner Imre Kertész

A GF&CO & Scene House Co-Production

Adapted for the stage by Adam Boncz & Gia Forakis

Performed by Adam Boncz

Nominated for New York Innovative Theatre Award

Best Solo Performance 2014


Premier: HERE Arts Center, New York, NY

Date: April 2014

ARTISTIC TEAM:

DIRECTION: Gia Forakis

STAGE MANAGER: Natalie Zhang

DRAMATURGY: Andras Visky

SET AND COSTUME DESIGN: Lauren Mills

PROP MASTER: Viktor Franyo

LIGHTING DESIGN: Federico Restrep

LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR: Chelsea Parrish

COMPOSER: Balint Varga

SOUND DESIGNER: M. Florian Staab

PROJECTION DESIGN: Sean Robinson

VIDEO PROJECTIONIST: Victor E. Morales

CONSULTING PRODUCER: Dorottya Mathe

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Dorottya Mathe

PUBLICIST: Jonathan Slaff

OUTREACH COORDINATOR: Dorottya Mathe

STILL PHOTOGRAPHER: Lauren Mills

VIDEOGRAPHER: Gabriela Lozada

TECHNICAL DIRECTOR: Markus Paminger

(provided by HERE Arts Center)

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: Riley Teahan

Press and Blog Quotes

The Front Row Center.com Review:

Review: Fatelessness

By Jervelle Frederick

FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS: Fatelessness condensed into one descriptive word would spell P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. We feel for Gyuri, thanks to the innocence of the character and the life that Boncz breathes into him. Boncz is invested in his role; he is Gyuri. …The staging, wardrobe transition as well the words and acting are truly a work of art…Director Gia Forakis handles the contents of the production with exemplary skill. She makes sure to not weave everything into a cheesy mess…. Fatelessness is definitely a must see production…the show is terrific…I for one believe it deserves a longer run.

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ArabVistas.com Review:

Review: Fatelessness

By Brenda Repland

[Adam Boncz’] portrayal becomes masterful in capturing the horrors of camp life as well as the challenges that will face him upon his return to Budapest. …The production aims to be instructive in the face of newly growing anti-semitism in Hungary. If it serves that purpose, it deserves our praise.

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Amerikai Nepszava Review:

Fatelessness A Great Success in New York

By Laszlo Bartus

It is a risky endeavor to adapt a Nobel Prize-winner’s most famous novel, especially as a solo performance. Adam Boncz’s brilliant performance is outstanding …He managed to draw our attention to the subtext and message of the play. … A deeply moved audience was entranced by every inside joke, controversy and bitter irony. [The] production drew attention to this still unprocessed tragedy, and did so without any direct reference to the fact that there are currently many forms of Holocaust denial in Hungary.

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New York State Council on the Arts Review:

Review: Fatelessness

By the New York State Council on the Arts

The show was terrific in all ways—the text (clean), the performance (masterful), the direction (rich and varied) and the design (starkly powerful)—and it has stayed with me