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Szabolcs is a scholar, curator and project lead of strategic arts & cultural initiatives and partnerships, working across the creative sector and higher education.

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 board director of Migrant Dramaturgies Network. Szabolcs holds a PhD from the University of Bristol and he worked as an academic and curator 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 published by Intellect (2019).

Szabolcs is founding director of New Tides Platform, 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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