I’m back here in Thailand for the Bangkok Theatre Festival on Tua’s encouragement and invitation. I’m only here for the weekend. I find Tua Pradit Prasartthong again at the Bangkok Arts and Cultural Centre where he is rehearsing for his next show opening next week. The socio-political backdrop is painted with demonstrations against a proposed […]Read more "Bangkok Theatre Festival: Day 1"
What interests me in Asian tradition is the place of the actor as a creator of metaphors. The actor’s art consists in showing passion, in recounting a human being’s insides. Through Asian theatre, I reazlied that the actor’s mission was to open up the human being like a pomegranate – not in order to show […]Read more "The Asian Actor: Observations by Ariane Mnouchkine"
Unreflected agreement deadens the energy in a rehearsal. I do not believe that collaboration means mechanically doing what the director dictates. Without resistance, there is no fire. The Germans have a useful word that has no suitable English equivalent: Auseinandersetzung. The word, literally ‘to set oneself apart from another,’ is usually translated into English as […]Read more "Agreement"