Addiction is a form of adaptation to repeated social dislocations. Most people are living on the edge of slavery induced by their destructive behavior, on one side, and a total consciousness and lack of attachment, on the other side. Based on the book in the Realm of Hungary Ghosts by Dr. Máté Gábor, and on his field research which corroborates the experience of many specialists, the play “Occupy Yourself” tries to find the answer to the question: what is addiction and what can we do once we identified it. Using different and complex theatrical forms, the WaitingRoom Project’s group offers an individual inside look which could change your perspective regarding your own addictions.
Author: texts by Gábor Máté, Maya Sebők, Timea Udvari, Endre Rácz, Zsolt Csepei, Levente Imecs-Magdó, Tamás Lovassy Cseh, Cosmin Matei, Raluca Sas Marinescu and also fragments from Portia Nelson’s poems and from The Tibetian Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche
Director: Cosmin Matei
Scenography/Costumes: Anna Kupás