actor, director, teacher
Kriszta joined Baltazar Theatre as a teacher in 2009. “At first I was apprehensive, as I had never taught disabled people before. But Dóra Elek told me that it was going to be all right, that you just had to get a feel for what was good for them. And that’s exactly what happened,” she says. So far, she has directed two plays for the Theatre, A Bright and Distant Future, adapted from One-minute stories by István Örkény in 2016, and The Comet – written by István Vörös intended for children and youth – in 2018. The Comet follows the story of Üstike, an ostracised teenage girl who is never afraid to give her honest opinion, even if it hurts. Kriszta feels that not only has she taught many things to the Baltazars – she has also learned a lot from them, especially patience.
Even when she’s not with the company, she is directing and acting. She also makes music recordings and has her own programme on Klub Radio, called Kovátsműhely (Kováts Workshop). Kriszta loves travelling; if someone asked her what she was currently saving up for, she would most probably say: my next trip.