adam berzsenyi bellaagh - director
Born in Stockholm, Sweden, to Hungarian parents, Adam Berzsenyi Bellaagh is a Swedish-Hungarian theatre and film director.
Adam studied directing at Drama Centre London, where he was a student of acclaimed British director Di Trevis. Upon graduating in 2008, he directed his own new version of Swedish playwright Lars Noren’s epic Night is Mother to The Day, which enjoyed high critical success in Hungary and in Sweden. In 2009, Adam directed A Slight Ache by Harold Pinter in Budapest, before making his London directing debut with Elder Latimer is in Love by Sebastian Michael at Arcola Theatre. Following the success of this production, Adam co-directed his first feature film, The Hour of Living with Sebastian Michael at Optimist Creations. In 2011, Adam directed two new plays in Budapest, the German children’s play Schwarz wie Tinte at Kolibri Children's Theatre and the Hungarian premiere of Mark Ravenhill’s Product, which he translated himself, at the Merlin International Theatre. Adam also gained experience in opera directing, working as an assistant director at the prestigious Müpa - Palace of Arts in Budapest - and, most recently, at the Center for Contemporary Opera in New York City, working as a translator for acclaimed Hungarian director Robert Alföldi.
In the autumn of 2012 Adam directed a new version of Antigone by Sophocles in Budapest, before setting off to London to work on Top Story. Adam is due to direct at the Barka Theatre in Budapest in early 2013, before returning to London once more to direct Sebastian Michael's Baur au Lac.