FATELESSNESS

A One Man Show & Original Adaptation of the Novel
by Nobel-Prize winner Imre Kertész

A GF&CO & Scene House Co-Production
Performed by Adam Boncz

Adapted for the stage
by Adam Boncz and Gia Forakis

Premier: HERE Arts Center
New York, NY
April 2014

direction: Gia Forakis
stage manager: Natalie Zhang
dramaturgy: Andras Visky
set and costume design:  Lauren Mills
prop master: Viktor Franyo
lighting design: Federico Restrep
light board operator: Chelsea Parrish
composer: Balint Varga
sound designer: M. Florian Staab
projection design: Sean Robinson
video projectionist: Victor E. Morales
consulting producer: Dorottya Mathe
production manager: Dorottya Mathe
publicist: Jonathan Slaff
outreach coordinator: Dorottya Mathe
still photographer: Lauren Mills
videographer: Gabriela Lozada
technical director: Markus Paminger
(provided by HERE Arts Center)
assistant director: Riley Teahan




The Front Row Center.com Review:

Review: Fatelessness
By Jervelle Frederick

FOUR OUT OF FIVE STARS: Fatelessness condensed into one descriptive word would spell P.O.W.E.R.F.U.L. We feel for Gyuri, thanks to the innocence of the character and the life that Boncz breathes into him. Boncz is invested in his role; he is Gyuri. …The staging, wardrobe transition as well the words and acting are truly a work of art…Director Gia Forakis handles the contents of the production with exemplary skill. She makes sure to not weave everything into a cheesy mess…. Fatelessness is definitely a must see production…the show is terrific…I for one believe it deserves a longer run.

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ArabVistas.com Review:

Review: Fatelessness
By Brenda Repland

[Adam Boncz’] portrayal becomes masterful in capturing the horrors of camp life as well as the challenges that will face him upon his return to Budapest. …The production aims to be instructive in the face of newly growing anti-semitism in Hungary. 
If it serves that purpose, it deserves our praise.


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Amerikai Nepszava Review:

Fatelessness A Great Success in New York
By Laszlo Bartus

It is a risky endeavor to adapt a Nobel Prize-winner’s most famous novel, especially as a solo performance. Adam Boncz’s brilliant performance is outstanding …He managed to draw our attention to the subtext and message of the play. … A deeply moved audience was entranced by every inside joke, controversy and bitter irony. [The] production drew attention to this still unprocessed tragedy, and did so without any direct reference to the fact that there are currently many forms of Holocaust denial in Hungary.

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New York State Council on the Arts Review:

Review: Fatelessness
By the New York State Council on the Arts

The show was terrific in all ways—the text (clean), the performance (masterful), the direction (rich and varied) and the design (starkly powerful)—and it has stayed with me.

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