Yen-Yitzu: I watch a piece of theater / J'assiste à une pièce de théâtre

Mentor: John Heymans / Emily Williams

Independent reviewer: Michelle Williams Gamaker

Arnhem, June 2011


To watch a piece of theater in French translates as J'assiste à une pièce de theatre. In French the emphasis lies on the word to assist, this implies the audience assists when watching - This title is inspired by Peter Brook's thoughts in The Empty Space. In this thesis I explore the collaboration and negotiation process in the theater production from three roles within the theater making process; the assistant, the set designer and the performer.
This departure point is used to highlight the underlying mechanisms of theater.