Edit Kaldor is recognized internationally as a unique voice in the contemporary theatre landscape. She works mostly with nonprofessional performers, mixing documentary and fictional elements, and often integrating the use of digital media. She lives in Amsterdam and works internationally. Her theatre performances, which stretch considerably the boundaries of theatrical conventions, have been presented in over 30 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia and North Africa.

Kaldor was born in Budapest, and immigrated as a child to the United States, where she lived for ten years before moving back to Europe. She studied English Literature and Theatre at Columbia University in New York and at DasArts in Amsterdam. She had worked for years as dramaturge and video-maker with Peter Halasz (Squat theater/Love theater, New York), collaborating on numerous theatre performances and film scripts, before starting to write and direct her own pieces. She has also taught and lectured at art academies and universities across Europe, and has led numerous workshops at theatres and festivals.


The press about her work:

"The Hungarian Kaldor, working in the Netherlands, made in the last few years a furore with her theatre performances, in which mostly amateur performers expose us to unspeakable subjects." (de Volkskrant, the Netherlands)

"Essential theatre – people in a room together considering what it can mean to be human." (Reviews Gate U.K.)

"The work has a paradoxical directness. We sense here a very strong artistic personality." (Liberation, France)

"It does not look like theatre, but it is; the best kind of theatre there is." (Folha de São Paulo, Brazil)