by István Bálint - Gábor Roskó
Gábor Roskó ( Budapest, 1958 - ) Painter, stage designer
Gábor Roskó was already a well known artist and a regular visitor in New York, but he didn't meet Balint only after Bálint's return to live in Budapest.
In the years followed, they became friends, and did many work together here.
Gábor Roskó made the stage design for the 'Seagull' and all the plays Bálint directed in Budapest. The 'Seaport Dialogues' was inspired by Rosko's drawings of animals, talking and thinking like humans, published by regularly the 'ÉS' weekly.
István Bálint (1943 - ) Poet, playwrite, director
István Bálint (alias Stephan Balint) was one of the founder of the 'Appartment Theater' in Budapest. It was actually a very independent venture and forced by the hungarian authorities to leave the Country and a year later they moved to New York City. Under the name of SQUAT Theatre it became internationally acclaimed and was one of the centers of the new cultural scene of the 70/80's. Their play 'Mr Dead and MrsFree' got the Best New American Play award (For Off Broadway Theaters)
Presently Bálint is writing and publishes poems.
'SEAPORT DIALOGUES' is planned to be published by the Balassi Publishing House
'Hell is You'
It makes sense, .
like good health, peace and love,
like horn and horny and 'God bless the child'
and no nonsense, like 'Angelheart'
and 'theatre of cruelty and his double.'
like real life, like jealousy,
May I introduce you to my wife?
Like, get the hell out! And giving birth to body and soul.
Like an old hat: crying the fool.
NEW YORK 3.
Writing on the wall...
You get what you see.
HOUSE OF FEAR
The light is on.
And the T.V.
And the radio.
And I'm off.
Take me to the airport, man!
And I mean New York!
It's me! Not a soul.
I got a Job for you, God.
NEW YORK 8.
- Promise me something,
you gonna die with your booth on.
- Sure, darling.
NEW YORK 5
A sea frog?!
Send me a princess,
NEW YORK 5.
it's a bit role, but I love it.
I play the nickname of Eminem.
Rest in peace!