Robert Lepage, Playwright & Director

“Performing Past and Present”
Forum on the Humanities & the Public World
Photo of Robert Lepage.
Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 | 7:00 pm
Berkeley Art Museum Theater, 2621 Durant Ave.
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United States

Robert Lepage’s dynamic and original approach constantly pushes the boundaries of theatrical performance, most notably with the use of new technologies. Drawing inspiration from contemporary life, Lepage has influenced a generation of artists and practitioners with work that engages controversial topics such as language, sexuality, and the act of creation itself.

Lepage’s award-winning productions range from Shakespeare to Cirque du Soleil, and include Stravinski’s The Rake’s Progress at the San Francisco Opera; The Andersen Project; and Needles and Opium. With his version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1992, Lepage became the first North American ever to direct a Shakespeare play at London’s Royal National Theatre. In 1994, Lepage founded his own multidisciplinary production company, Ex Machina, producing the critically acclaimed Seven Streams of the River OtaLe Songe d’une nuit d’été; and his third one-man show, Elsinore.

Presented in association with Cal Performances and the Arts Research Center.