Peter Brook is well known for his experimental productions. Now the man behind the man, Jean-Guy Lecat, offers a master workshop in New York City. The four-part workshop, "Theatrical Space and the Work of Peter Brook," is presented as part of La MaMa E.T.C.'s 40th anniversary season, Nov. 3-11.
Lecat has designed, created and transformed a number of spaces for Brook across the globe. Some of the venues hewn from his hand include Brooklyn Academy of Music's Harvey Theatre (formerly the Majestic), Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre and La MaMa's own Annex. Other projects he's had a hand in include London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane, Lisbon's Theatre Almada and Parma's Teatro Delle Briciole.
In his workshop, Lecat will guide participants through several theatre venues and discuss the spaces in terms of architecture, acoustics, sightlines, décor, as well as the performers' and spectators' relationship with the space. He will also delve into his endeavors with Brook and his process.
To register for the "Theatrical Space and the Work of Peter Brook" workshop, contact the symposium coordinator at (212) 620-0703 or visit the LaMaMa website at www.lamama.org.
— by Ernio Hernandez