The protégé discovered similarities with his new mentor in their desire to explore and challenge classical texts yet is excited by the great differences between them. The “oppositions” are what he believes will further define his own artistic voice.
The protégée believes for theatre to remain vital, she must “make noise and create change”. During their dramatic year of travel and sharing, her mentor showed her how he has been doing just that for three decades.
A heightened, formal and intense relationship resulted when two actors were paired together for the first time in the history of the Arts Initiative. It was a one-of-a-kind work/life collaboration.
An experience in Balinese theatre served as essential inspiration for each of these unconventional directors.
Sir Peter Hall assumed he was going to be working with a fellow director. He soon discovered that Lara Foot was a talented playwright too.
First I said to myself: ‘No.’ Then I thought that with him (Federico) I’d be taking the biggest risk. It’s exciting when you really don’t know yet what will develop.”
October 2012 The Music Box, a one-woman show created and performed by Maya Zbib, becomes an integral part of Zbib's month-long residency at Williams College in the United States.
July 2012 A crowd of 120 actors appear in a new work conceptualised, written and directed by former protégé Federico León.