Flood was a community forum theatre play realized in collaboration with Dialog Foundation and Artemisszio Foundation in a small village in the north-east part of Hungary.The play was devised based on local people’s stories and questions about their own community. The play starts with a nostalgic moment shared by an old lady about socialism when people had work, everybody seemed equal. From this nostalgic narration the story of an inhabitant of the fictional village unfolds. The protagonist faces a chain of ignorance amongst people until a catastrophe happens. Flood. Do people notice each other when the depend on each other? Do they realize they depend on each other? Do they pay attention to each other? These are the questions the performance raises towards the audience as well.
The performance moves on the edges of fiction and non-fiction. It was part of a one year long community development project called “Act againts poverty”. The play was devised based on local people’s stories and questions about their own community. The performance played around the edge of fiction and non-fiction. The performance took place in the community centre in Hidasnemeti.
It was funded by the European Commission fund, TAMOP.