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Research interests


Szabolcs is a theatre scholar, dramaturg and curator.

His research interests span across theatre and migration, transnational and cross-cultural theatre and performance, dramaturgy, theatre translation and  adaptation, and socially engaged theatre.

He is currently leading an international research project on theatre and migration in Europe. He is Project Lead of Migrant Dramaturgies Network. Szabolcs holds a PhD from the University of Bristol and he worked as a researcher, lecturer and theatre critic both in the UK and continental Europe. He is guest-editor of Performing Ethos’ special journal issue on ‘Theatre and Migration between Ethics and Aesthetics’ (2019) and his co-edited collection, Redefining Theatre Communities. International Perspectives on Community-Conscious Theatre-Making was recently published by Intellect (2019). Szabolcs is Regional Managing Editor at The Theatre Times and an active member of the Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy Working Group within the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). He is also member of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), the International Network of Italian Theatre (INIT) and the European Association for the Study of Theatre and Performance (EASTAP). 



  • Theatre and migration
  • Human rights
  • Activism
  • Cross-cultural theatre
  • Transnational performance
  • socially engaged theatre
  • Theatre translation
  • Adaptation
  • Dramaturgy
  • European theatre
  • Migration and Art
  • Cultural studies


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