Orfeo’s commune was built up in Pilisborosjenő
Orfeo built two houses in Pilisborosjenő (15 kilometres from Budapest), where the members lived and worked together. Before this, some of the members of the group had lived in Szentendre in István Malgot’s house, but later, this building was too small for the company. The houses in Pilisborosjenő were built between 1972 and 1974, and all of the work was done by the members of the group. One of the houses was home to the puppet group, and the other building was home to the theatre studio. The former members of the group remembered this period as a time of hard physical work and close cooperation.One Orfeo-performance was inspired by the experiences of building the house. The Harvest (1973) is about the Hungarian revolution and freedom fight of 1848-1849. The government suppressed the peasant rebellion, and in the play, construction workers symbolized the latter group.
Pilisborosjenő, Hungary 2097
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- Huhák, Heléna
Sándor L., István. "Szabadságszigetek. Beszélgetés Fodor Tamással: Etoile – az Orfeo Stúdió első előadása." Ellenfény, November 14, 2011. http://www.ellenfeny.hu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3367:szabadsagszigetek&catid=9:fuggetlenek&Itemid=61
Interjú Székely B. Miklóssal.