ANAMUH is a registered not-for-profit informal group of young people aimed at establishing and sustaining a space for communitarian dialogue through the use of Theatre and Arts.

We believe in Social Theatre techniques and the enormous potential for positive personal and social transformation that they offer: “Forum Theatre”, “Theatre of the Oppressed”, “Theatre for Living”, based on the inclusive participatory pedagogy of Paulo Freire.

ANAMUH focuses on youth empowerment as a means to inter-communitarian dialogue in order to challenge stereotypes/discrimination, to bridge cultures and to bring positive social transformation within communities and in the general collectivity.

ANAMUH envisions a world where diverse communities know, respect and include each other, and where they grow together creating new ideas, tastes and forms of art on the basis of their own identities and cultures.

We are a group of enthusiast and socially committed young people, artists, theatre practitioners: we believe that Theatre and Arts can make a sustainable positive change within people, in communities, in society.

We periodically organize and facilitate various training courses activities aimed at youth empowerment and inclusion, networking with various partner organizations in Europe, with the aim to share the best practices for youth work, with particular focus on Theatre of the Oppressed and the Freire´s participatory approach and pedagogy.

ANAMUH created and leads the initiative “Home of the Theatre of the Oppressed for Hungary (HOTOH)” with the aim of creating a space of collaboration for the whole Theatre of the Oppressed and Forum Theatre community in Hungary: a possibility for young practitioners to learn from each other and from the most experienced trainers.

We partner with various national and international actors: national and international NGOs, grassroots organizations, community developers active in marginalized communities, institutions, theatre groups, art groups, applied arts networks, educational institutions, universities, on organizational and methodological aspects, for education and training, in formal and non-formal education settings.

Team

Francesco Argenio Benaroio
Francesco Argenio BenaroioDirector
Francesco Argenio Benaroio is a project coordinator and facilitator of Participatory Theatre activities. He got trained in Theatre of the Oppressed techniques by the NGOs “Giolli”, “Livres Como O Vento”, “ImaginAction”.
Founder and director of ANAMUH, Francesco has been working since 2006 as trainer, teacher and non-formal-educator for peace education and human rights in various communities around the world.
He has been involved with various NGOs and grass-root organizations, both as trainer and as project manager, in Hungary, Italy, Colombia, India, Nepal and Burma/Myanmar for peace education, empowerment and intercultural dialogue in vulnerable communities, including marginalized youth, Roma, displaced, migrants, refugees.
Previously Francesco acted as Training Manager for the United Nations/ILO, Program Coordinator for the Open Society Foundations and for the European Commission, Trainer for the Artemisszió Foundation in Hungary.
Francesco is deeply committed in the transformative power of Participatory Theatre, as a means for personal healing and social change, community empowerment, peace and dialogue between cultures.
Angelo Miramonti
Angelo MiramontiAssociate Artist
Angelo is a participatory theatre facilitator and a development practitioner.
He has been practicing Theatre of the Oppressed since 2002 and trained with the NGOs Livres Como O Vento (Italy based) and ImaginAction (US-based).
He facilitated theatre workshops and plays in Italy, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Guatemala, El Salvador, Colombia, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and South Africa.
He coordinated programmes for the rehabilitation of child soldiers in Uganda and Congo and has been a trainer on conflict prevention and gender issues with the United Nations for seven years.
Since 2014 he has been working in Senegal in the protection of children from violence and exploitation.
He is also carrying out anthropological research on possession cults among the lebou women in Dakar.
He holds a Bachelor in Philosophy, a Master in Development Studies and a PhD in Economics.
He carried out photo reportages in Africa, Asia and Latin America and published in various travel magazines. His photography website is: www.angelomiramonti.com
Youtube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=YogNzueF4N0
Krisztina Mandula Filep
Krisztina Mandula FilepAssociate Artist
Krisztina Mandula Filep practices different art forms, that inspire together her work with children and adults.
She has learnt soundpainting, practised and tought community singing and music creation, she is member of a fairytale company, She makes photography, writes poems, and performs as a musician with cello, flute and improvisative singing.
In the last few years she had special musical projects for migrants and refugees, practices Soundmassaging and her special musical project goes under the name of VAGOBOND BIRDS.
She thinks art is not the privilege of the “chosen ones”, but should be involved in everyday life of each and every person.
Currently she works as a project coordinator for the European MUS-E program, that provides art education for socially disadvantaged kids.
Katalin Farkasinszki
Katalin FarkasinszkiTrainer
​​Katalin Farkasinszki has been active in several NGOs in Hungary and in various countries. For years she has been responsible of all training activities related to the Europan Programme EVS at the Association “Messzelátó Egyesület”, working with in-bound European volunteers, returning volunteers, and volunteers spending their year in Hungary. Among her experiences: organization of motivation training courses, various training activities, preparation of material related to culture in Hungary preventing culture shock and fostering intercultural dialogue, support for the “Living Library” program (promoting dialogue, challenging stereotypes and discrimination between different social groups), workshops for an awareness raising campaign for women living in difficult conditions in a “favela” slum area in Brazil.
She is working to build a network of activists and associations, in order to eventually build her own social enterprise, working with local communities and people with limited opportunities in Cameroon, providing activities about change of mindset, about arts and circus, and about environment.
Currently besides her work, she is learning mental hygiene, and she is planning to continue her education in arts and theatre therapy.
Annamária Kovács
Annamária KovácsCommunity Developer
Annamária is a devoted youth worker and community developer from Hungary. She believes that community work and its approaches can help us work on a more understanding society. To give voice to the powerless, Annamaria started to do community organizing to establish more grassroots and powerful citizen groups especially among minorities.
She is also an enthusiastic learner of participatory art techniques, especially the Theatre of the Oppressed. It is a unique way to make community voices heard and take actions to change.
Annamária leads a community development and empowerment process with young people in the village of Hajdúhadház, Hungary, for the “ÉLETFA Segítő Szolgálat Egyesület” – “Lifetree Association” and for “Ökotárs Foundation”, with support of the Hungarian Anti-Poverty Network, facilitating Forum Theatre community processes, including public Forum Theatre plays ) performed by the youth community.