november 22 - 30
By the middle of the workshop the space was completely full and there was an electricity of creative energy in the air. Our group began to create a street piece together about immigration and the tug of war felt by people to help those arriving to a new country after facing crisis, coupled with the feeling of being overwhelmed by the situation, which then results in inaction... (continue reading)
Almost 50 years later, we went back to Avignon, tracing back the history of 68 with the same global struggle and pain. We met with Sébastien Benedetto, current director and son of André Benedetto who founded Théâtre des Carmes André Benedetto. Théâtre des Carmes is located next to the Cloître des Carmes where Paradise Now was performed. During the meeting with Sébastien Benedetto, we learned how he carried on his father’s legacy within and outside this theatre. While our conversation was happening, a very nice old gentleman named Christian joined our conversation. He is the photographer for the company, and was a student who stood up and protected the Living Theatre when we were residing in L'Ecole des Beaux Arts and were stoned by protestors...