ETIQUETTE, or The Perfect Human
- Documentary on nature in a speaking room -

PREMIERE: february 13 2016, jurányi house
Next shows: june 20 2019 16:45, kolorado festival

A documentary on nature and a fashion show on stage. The viewers arrive as guests to someone’s home but it all turns into an absurd lesson on common courtesy. Or rather a round trip in the hidden, instinctive chambers or our brains. Through lust, gobbling, stomping and duels we’ll learn the appropriate way of anxiousness, behavior, compliance – while preserving the highest degree of political correctness and politeness. We would all like to be good. But good is not enough, perfection is the goal. It is not enough to be perfect - you have make it apparent.

We follow the two figures on stage like looking through the walls of a terrarium guided by the voice of the cheeky and honest Narrator through a headphone whispering in our ears. 

Creators, Actors: Martin Boross, Jakubowska Julia

Narrator: Sándor
Text: Martin Boross, Gáspár Téri
Sound-design, music:Márk  Bartha, Szabolcs Tóth
Scenography: Eszter
Lights: Gábor Kocsis
Technical support: Mátyás Jankó
Dramaturg, production assistant: Gáspár Téri
Production assistant: Dóra Tési
Producer: Anikó Rácz

Director: Martin Boross

Supporters, production: Staféta, Budapest Főváros Önkormányzata, Füge Produkció, Emberi Erőforrások Minisztériuma, Nemzeti Kulturális Alap, Jurányi Produkciós Közösségi Inkubátorház, Ludwig Múzeum

STEREO Akt does not let you just to watch. It asks you a questions. Crawls inside you. Makes you do things. ”Etikett” is about the imperfections of man as a human being, hidden in the role of the spectator.Questions make them come up though. The safe environment of theatre is gone, the play becomes real. This makes the situation  really exciting.
(Kiss Csaba,

We always want something else what is given. Or at least circumstances that are ideally composed in everyday life and  “stage life” as well. With Martin Boross, STEREO Akt continuously challenges our expectations like this with great success in “Etikett”.
(Csatádi Gábor,

If in the evening, when we close the door behind us, and no one sees us, we shout at our children, hit our wives, leave the trash around, piss into to tub and swear loud. Meanwhile we care too much about ourselves. We imagine, that our life is a movie. But it is not true. It is not a movie, and even if it was, no one would watch it. Because it’s boring. Because it’s petty. Because it’s miserable. Because, even if we do not want it, we make mistakes, mistakes that make us feel ashamed. Because even if we do not want it we make errors, and we are ashamed about the fact that no one is infallible.

In spite of the idea of social norms, it conceals the persistent imperfection of a living person, by claiming that it exposes perfect human beings, meanwhile it shows themselves as a weak, frail and ordinary reflection.  (Kovács Natália: Íme az ember, Élet és Irodalom)

Performance photos: Máté Bartha