Theater Historian and Dramaturg
- Saturday, February 7, after the matinee
- Maya Cantu is a theater historian, scholar and dramaturg devoted to the revitalization of forgotten classics. She recently completed her Doctor of Fine Arts degree at Yale School of Drama, where she received her MFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism in 2010. Her research focuses on Broadway plays and musicals of the modernist era. Maya is Mint Theater's Dramaturgical Advisor and the author of the Ferenc Molnár biography that appears in our program and flyer.
Professor of Hungarian Literature and Slavic Languages, Columbia University
- Sunday, February 8, after the matinee
- Ivan Sanders was born in Budapest in 1944 and left Hungary in 1956 after the failed Hungarian Revolution. He received his B.A. at CUNY and his Ph.D. in comparative literature at NYU. He is Professor Emeritus of English at Suffolk Community College, Long Island, and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University, where he teaches courses in Central European drama and film—including modern Hungarian literature and cinema. He has also translated many modern and contemporary Hungarian novels, short fiction, and essays into English.
Istvan L. Varkonyi
author of Ferenc Molnár and the Austro-Hungarian "Fin de Siècle"
- Sunday, February 15, after the matinee
- Istvan Varkonyi is Associate Professor of German in the Department of French, German, Italian, and Slavic at Temple University. His area of research has been the literature and culture of Fin-de-Siècle Vienna, as well as the modernist literature of Central Europe. Dr. Varkonyi has been a recipient of two German Academic Exchange Commission (DAAD) Fellowships as well as two Fulbright Research Fellowships. He received his Ph.D. in German Language and Literature from Washington University, St. Louis.
AUTHOR OF FERENC MOLNÁR: BIBLIOGRAPHY
- Wednesday, February 18, after the matinee
- Elizabeth Rajec is the author of a comprehensive, two-volume Bibliography on the work of Ferenc Molnár. As a Fulbright scholar, she conducted her research on the playwright in Budapest, Vienna and New York. She received her master’s and doctorate degrees in Germanic language and literature from CUNY—where she also taught courses in literature and library science.
Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism, Yale School of Drama
- Saturday, February 21, after the matinee
- James Leverett is an expert in European theater of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. He has worked as a dramaturg at the Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Theatre for a New Audience, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and New York Shakespeare Festival. In 1988, he received the first Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas Award for service to the field. He holds a B.A. in German from Millsaps College, an M.A. in German from Rutgers University, and an M.A. in Theatre from the City University of New York.
Hungarian Translator and Interpreter, Hungarian Translation Services
- Sunday, February 22, after the matinee
- Agnes Niemetz is the founder of Hungarian Translation Services in NYC, which currently serves hundreds of clients across the world. She has been certified as a language specialist, simultaneous interpreter, and immigration court interpreter by three U.S. government agencies. Ms. Niemetz acted as Hungarian Language consultant on our production of FASHIONS FOR MEN. She will join Artistic Director Jonathan Bank to discuss both Glazer's English translation of the play and Molnár's original Hungarian script, Uri Divat.
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