Natália Gleason-Nagy, Artistic Director, Distant Light Laboratory

  • 26 Sep 2023 3:57 PM
Natália Gleason-Nagy, Artistic Director, Distant Light Laboratory
Independent theater researcher, director, deviser, facilitator and artistic director of Distant Light Laboratory.

Also mother of Tristan. 

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1. Where did you grow up?

Budapest and Budaörs.

2. If you could be an expat anywhere in the world, where would you choose?

I am very happy being sort of an expat in Pest.

3. What would you miss most if you moved away from Hungary?

Theatre and Hungarian audiences.

4. Friends are in Budapest for a weekend - what must they absolutely see and do?

Buy books in Irók Boltja.

5. What is your favourite food?

Kifli with butter.

6. What is your favourite sport / form of exercise?

Urban walking.

7. What is your favourite place in Hungary?

Sitting on no 6 streetcar going over Margit Híd - looking left and right. 

8. What career other than yours would you love to pursue?


9. What’s a job you would definitely never want?

Being a soldier.

10. Where did you spend your last vacation?

In Kecskemét.

11. Where do you hope to spend your next one?

In Berlin.

12. What was your favourite band, film, or hobby as a teen?

Nirvana and Pilinszky.

13. Apart of temptation what can't you resist?

My son asking me permission in Hungarian song-form.

14. Red wine or white?

I don’t enjoy alcohol.

15. Book or movie?

Should not be mutually exclusive. 

16. Morning person or night person?


17. Which social issue do you feel most strongly about?


18. Buda or Pest side?

Pest baby

19. Which achievement in your life are you most pleased about?

Seeking and sustaining deep and complex relationship with God and her people. 

20. What would you say is your personal motto? 

Fortune favours the brave.

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