My initial successes after graduation were followed by difficult years in rural theatres. I played in Kecskemét, Zalaegerszeg, Székesfehérvár, in suburban theatres and cultural centres in Pest and the country. T took whatever roles I could whenever I could, some big roles, some small roles, whatever came my way. I wasn’t spoiled, so I couldn’t be fussy. In the meantime, I graduated from the University of Applied Arts, I tried to start some businesses, and I gave birth to and raised my children. The only big success I had in recent years was the television soap opera, Through Thick and Thin (Jóban rosszban). I’m not ashamed of it, television an important part of my profession, but it was harder to get used to it than I used to think. Success is important to an actress, almost at any cost. However, there has been one thing more important to me, to this day: theatre.
In 2013, I played in a two-person tragicomedy with Szilvia Bach, written by her about an actress with breast cancer - two weeks after the première I got the same diagnosis… I was playing the role throughout my chemotherapy, without a wig… incorporating my real cancer into the performance ... I played the disease out of my system.
In recent years, I’ve directed several performances which received positive feedback, but my breakthrough work was Your Mother’s Woes, which I edited and directed, followed by the success of Calendar Girls and Menopause. My productions have been and are continuously being invited to several festivals and guest performances. Today, I have five successful productions running without a break in sold out venues in Budapest and nationwide.
Last year I was invited to do a TV series, Perfect Fathers (Mintaapák), which I was happy to do. So now I also work as an actress.
If one wants to make it, I could write volumes about my trainings, education, acting...
... I learnt a lot in the past thirty years. About the profession and about humility.
I have a constant urge to work. I mainly direct these days, this has been the most important part of my life in the past years.
I’m a Boulevard director. The actors and the audience are equally important for me. They all have to love and enjoy the play, otherwise what’s the point?
My work over the last six years proved that I can safely determine what will become a successful production.
This is why we started Liliom Production female theatre.
For me, Liliom Productions is a dream come true, a love child that we raise as a family in a female community where we create together and where our tasks are not work but our passions.
The only thing that is harder to create on stage than tragedy is comedy. Good boulevard theatre doesn’t really have a tradition in Hungary yet, and I would like to help create this based on my experience abroad and introduce it to the audience as widely as possible, spiced with witty, intelligent humour.
As an entrepreneur, it is proven to me every day that professionally women have the same potential power as men. I have also been involved with younger generations for a long time, including little girls who will go on to shape our future as strong women in the future. In the founding members of Liliom Productions, I saw the same cohesion and female empowerment that I represent in business. I was very enthusiastic to join their team, in order to create a theatrical space dominated by women, who have a great need for men.
I believe that a successful group of artists are able to create a successful art-based business.