Dear Future Me - Theatre Play

Dear Future Me - Theatre Play

Dear Future Me - Theatre Play

Dear Future Me - Theatre Play

Dear Future Me - Theatre Play

After receiving death threats in 2017, I realised that as a trans woman I have to openly speak out against the injustice, everyday discrimination and violence that transgender people experience. It was in December 2017 that I came up with the idea of an artistic project in order to draw attention towards the struggles of trans people in a world that does not allow us to choose our own destiny. Through telling the story of my own transition, I wanted to convey the feelings and experiences of trans people from their childhood on, and how - despite the myriad instances of abuse and humiliation - we are able to find ourselves.

By this time, I was already living in Berlin. Having left behind the choking atmosphere of Hungary, I found myself in an open and inspiring city, where social problems like the situation of refugee women and Romani LGBTQ people can be brought to light and addressed through artistic means. It was here, as a woman and full of self-confidence, that my previously repressed artistic ambitions began to resurface, outside the confines of the four walls of my bathroom. There the idea of this play was born. In the spring of 2018 I met actress Hermina Fátyol, who became the first supporter of my idea. 

By this time, I was already living in Berlin. Having left behind the choking atmosphere of Hungary, I found myself in an open and inspiring city, where social problems like the situation of refugee women and Romani LGBTQ people can be brought to light and addressed through artistic means. It was here, as a woman and full of self-confidence, that my previously repressed artistic ambitions began to resurface, outside the confines of the four walls of my bathroom. There the idea of this play was born. In the spring of 2018 I met actress Hermina Fátyol, who became the first supporter of my idea. 


By this time, I was already living in Berlin. Having left behind the choking atmosphere of Hungary, I found myself in an open and inspiring city, where social problems like the situation of refugee women and Romani LGBTQ people can be brought to light and addressed through artistic means. It was here, as a woman and full of self-confidence, that my previously repressed artistic ambitions began to resurface, outside the confines of the four walls of my bathroom. There the idea of this play was born. In the spring of 2018 I met actress Hermina Fátyol, who became the first supporter of my idea. 

Together with her we dreamed of a team, where – against existing theatrical traditions and methodology – the story of my life was animated through cooperation and teamwork. This dream was soon realised, which finally gave a chance for the trans community to be represented in a new and different, positive light.

So began the work with the help of director László Göndör, Dániel Daoud playwright and Lili Olga Horváth psychologist, writer. We used the story of my life as a basis for the project, but beyond this, we wanted to resonate with emotions in a way that even unrelated viewers could participate and appreciate our work. Using the framework of a fairytale, I was able to distance myself from the trauma and therefore speak about it openly, and it also made it easier for viewers to understand and relate to my journey. As the first stage in this project, the monodrama titled “Dear Future Me” was finally showcased in October 2018. In January 2019 the second phase began, where we started reworking and improving the drama, based on personal experience and audience feedback. The stage experience gathered during the first presentation and the positive response from the audience and critics contributed to widening the selection of life topics presented in my play as well as the theatrical tools used to embody them. 

We also recruited a new expert into our creative team, we secured the invaluable cooperation of actress and drama teacher Fruzsina Háda. We are using new methods and forms of drama, forum theater and psychodramatic elements. This new format will still keep the framework and context of a fairytale, but put more emphasis on personal reflections. I will also add in and playact new characters, people who either supported me or became obstacles on my path to womanhood.
Through our project we would like to be able to reach wide audiences, hoping that we can utilise the tools of art to build bridges and spark empathy. The purpose of “Dear Future Me” is to show that despite the differences in our stories and struggles, deep down we are all able to find common ground and connect through our fears, questions and desires.

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