Eszenyi Eniko, director and actress

Eszenyi Eniko was born on January 11th, 1961 in Csenger, East Hungary.

1979- 1983 Academy of Film and Drama
Since 1983 resident member of the Vígszínház (Comedy Theatre), Budapest
1991 guest director of the Budapesti Kamaraszínház (Budapest Chamber Theatre)
1992 director of the Vígszínház
1996 guest director in Prague and in Bratislava, in Warsaw and in Washington

Major Awards:

1989 Jászai Mari Prize
1989, 1993 The Theatre Critics' Special Award
1990, 1991, 2000 The Theatre Critics' Prize
1991, 1995 Hungarian Theatre Festival: Best Theatre Director
1993 Special TV Award: Best Actress
1996 Artist of Merit
Hungarian Film Week, Budapest: Best Actress
Nitra Festival: Best Director

2001 Kossuth Prize laureate
Hevesi Sándor Prize
2004 Sarajevo International Theatre Festival: Best Actress

Theatre plays, as director:

Büchner: LEONCE AND LENA (Budapesti Kamaraszínház)
Bernstein: WEST SIDE STORY (Vígszínház, Budapest)
Kleist: KATE OF HEILBRONN or THE TRIAL BY FIRE (Vígszínház, Budapest)
Brecht: BAAL (Vígszínház, Budapest)
Labiche: FLORENTINE HAT (Vígszínház, Budapest)
Brecht: THE WEDDING (Pesti Színház, Budapest)
Shakespeare: MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING (Vígszínház and National Theatre of Prague)
Shakespeare: AS YOU LIKE IT (National Theatre of Bratislava)
Shakespeare: COMEDY OF ERRORS (National Theatre of Prague, Vígszínház)
Shakespeare: TWELFTH NIGHT (National Theatre of Prague)
Shakespeare: ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA (Vígszínház, National Theatre of Bratislava)
István Örkény: THE TOTH FAMILY (Laterna Magica Theatre, Prague)
Grumberg: THE WORKROOM (Pesti Színház, Budapest)
Brecht: A MAN’S A MAN (Arena Stage, Washington)
Pál Ábrahám: BALL AT THE SAVOY (Musical Theatre of Budapest)
Ostrovsky: EVEN A WISE MAN STUMBLES (Pesti Színház, Budapest)
Lope de Vega: THE DOG IN THE MANGER (National Theatre of Prague)

Own Productions:

ÖNÁLLÓ EST (SOLO EVENING)
Tango: A COMBOK CSÓKJA (KISS OF THE THIGHS)
PING SWING
Dodo Gombár: ÉG ÉS NO KÖZÖTT (BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HER)


Films in Preparation (as director):

THE SNAKE’S SHADOW
based on the novel of the same title by Zsuzsa Rakovsky, to be produced by Honeymood Films Ltd.

www.eszenyi.hu