TimeaZsprofileofficalTimea Zsedely

Born and raised in Hungary, Timea has been a theatre director and producer since 2011. She is founder and artistic director of Pilvax Players, a Hungarian-American Independent Acting Company for which she has directed and designed international productions of works by contemporary European authors. Her recent productions have appeared in New York, New Jersey and the New England area in the USA including a bilingual exhibition performance (Changing Games) in the Trans Art Area Gallery (New York), various theater performances of French One Act Plays, of contemporary Hungarian children play, of contemporary Hungarian Play (Eternalized in Hungarian – World Premiere) in the Kraine Theater (New York), a musical theater of a Multilingual Operetta Performance in The Darress Theatre of Boonton (New Jersey), a Contemporary Hungarian Poetry Reading Performance (Chess Poetics) at the Nublu Bar (New York) and a contemporary Hungarian play (Liselotte in May in English – US Premiere) in the Dream Up Festival at the Theater for the New City (New York). As founder, artistic director and educator at Trans Art Area International Educational and Creative Center in New York, she has been working on international creative productions for both children and adults since 2007. She is interested in creating interdisciplinary specific, visual and scripted work, and as an independent director engages with artists from all disciplines to create theatre and film. She is inspired by this imaginative, open-minded, collaborative process and creative exploration. She holds a PhD degree in Psychology concentrating on Psychoanalysis and Masters of Arts degrees in European Literature, Hungarian Linguistics and Philosophy of Arts from the University of Pecs in Hungary. To discuss possible ideas and collaborations or to send her a script please contact sztimea@aol.com.

 

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Born and partially raised (one should never really grow up) in Hungary, Eszter arrived to the Big Apple at the age of 16 and moved to the Garden State.

Ever since she can remember, she has dreamed of being on stage. She had performed in Hungary, and attempted to continue her theatrical endeavors after getting to the States with acting classes and theater productions. She is a proud alumni of New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts where she was taught by Beth Baur and Bob Sapoff to whom she is forever grateful. Eszter has appeared in roles such as Anne of Big Mistake by Theresa Rebeck, Loureen of Poof! by Lynn Nottage while attending NJSDA and the Registered Nurse of The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon produced by Nutley Little Theater of New Jersey.
Her Hungarian sensibility sailed her into corporate America, while she also obtained a B.A. in Psychology. Having been away from The Theater for too many years, Eszter has been ecstatic to finally reconnect with her passion via Pilvax Productions. She had the pleasure to take on characters like Raymonde Pouce of Winter Under the Table by Roland Topor and the female lead of Anna in the world premiere of Eternalized by Maria Marton.

Eszter is always open to new possibilities. She can be reached at eszter.k.2011@gmail.com.

 

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So far so true, and whether he likes it or not, according to Wikipedia’s definition, Roland is a “late bloomer”. He was planted in Hungary and nurtured there for 17 years. Discovering acting at 28, Roland took his dive into performing arts with nearly a decade of military background.

Although intrigued by the contemporary theater, his inspiration was, and still is, mostly coming from the classics. To be (or not to be) able to speak the speech, Roland trained at the New Jersey School of Dramatic Arts, which became the main source of his dramatic wisdom.

While his main focus is on acting itself, Roland found a growing interest in the technical field of both, theater and film as well. He has worked on many projects as technical director, technical designer and a technician, for both, light and sound.

Roland is a founding member of the Rising Curtain Theatre Company of NJ, and also the independent, Hungarian-American Pilvax Players Theatre Company of New York, NY.

Whenever he is not directly occupied by performing arts, he likes to let his pen create the drama in his life… and sometimes, he even writes about himself… in third person.