Born in 1977 in the small town of Northwest Transylvania, Jibou, Director Szabó K. István graduated from the University of Theatrical Art in Târgu Mureș in 2000. In the following decades he worked as a director in thirty-five theaters in Romania, Hungary, Serbia, Germany and the United States of America, creating 75 performances, his productions having themes and dramatic sheet music of the most varied.
Cut out to be a pioneer, all this time Szabó K. István is involved in the creation of acting troupes and theaters, in Odorheiu Secuiesc, Timișoara, Piatra Neamț, Bucharest or Oradea.
Since 2015 he lives in Budapest, Hungary, working on important stages of the Hungarian theatre, such as the National Theatre in Budapest, the National Theatre in Debrecen, the Vörösmarty Theatre in Székesfehérvár, etc.
Awarded with numerous national and international awards, Director Szabó K. István is one of the most important exponents of his generation.
In the 2020-2021 season he stages the performances 𝐶𝑒𝑡𝑎̆𝑡̦𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑖 𝑑𝑖𝑛 𝐾a𝑠𝑠𝑎 (“People of Kassa”) of Márai Sándor at the National Theatre in Budapest 𝐸𝑢 𝑠𝑢𝑛𝑡 𝑣𝑎̂𝑛𝑡𝑢𝑙 (“I am the wind”) and Jon Fosse at the Szkéné Theatre in Budapest.