László Marton (DLA), Resident Professor of the Academy of Dramatic Art, Budapest and his masterclasses from Helsinki to Toronto.
Since 1979 he has been a professor at the Academy of Dramatic Art (Budapest). In 1992 the President of Hungary, Mr Arpad Goncz titled him Resident Professor of the Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1999 he achieved the DLA (Doctor of Liberal Arts).
He is a devoted and passionate teacher. There are many of his former students who won international awards for their acting achievements: Börcsök Enikõ, Rudolf Péter, Hernádi Judit. Remarkably lot of members of the new generation of actors regard him as their master, and not just in Hungary.
Paralel with his directing work abroad, he engaged himself in professional actor training workshops from Helsinki to Toronto. Starting his foreign teachings in Germany in 1974 and 1975, he continued in Helsinki at the Academy of Dramatic Art of Finland.
For four seasons Mr Marton held workshops in Vancouver focusing on memorable theatre classics. This project was followed by one of the most interesting challanges of Marton’s teaching career: he had workshops in London at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where he directed Hungarian dramatic works.
“The idea of Guildhall School of Music and Drama to open the four week Barbican Centre’s Hungarian Festival “Magyarok – Britain Salutes Hungary” by getting Laszlo Marton of the Budapest Vigszinhaz to direct the London premiere of The Horse, by Gyula Hay, was wholly admirable. However, here it is given an eyecatching production by dedicated 32 strong cast required to act, mime, sing, prance (like horses) and move in obedience to a visiting Hungarian director’s scheme of things.”
THE HORSE – GYULA HAY
The Stage, 1989, Ossia Trilling