South Asian Theatre with Universal Appeal

In Conversation with The Iconic Peter Brook

Los Gatos, April 2017

Produced and Presented by: EnActe Arts

Moderator: Vinita Sud Belani

Guests: Peter Brook, Marie-Hélène Estienne

Wine tasting, lunch and an intimate conversation with the iconic Peter Brook and ‘the most famous theatre maker that no one has ever heard of’ – Marie-Hélène Estienne, in the cave of the beautiful TestaRossa winery. A warm thank you to ACT for this incredible gesture and for bringing Brook’s Battlefield to Silicon Valley audiences.


Regarded as our era’s greatest living theatre director, Peter Brook has created an immense body of work that spans 7+ decades. South Asians may know him as the man who, along with Jean-Claude Carrière, transformed Hindu mythology into universalized art, accessible to any culture. The legendary director of innumerable groundbreaking productions, created along with Jean-Claude Carrière, an 9-hour adaptation of the Indian epic,Mahabharata (1985), staged with an international multicultural cast – a watershed moment in theatre history. The only theatre director to have earned the highest honors in 3 countries, Brook is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Honoree in the American Theatre Hall of Fame and an Officier de l’Ordre de la Legion d’honneur in France. He is the recipient of several Tonys, Emmys, the Prix Italia, the Praemium Imperiale and the Ibsen Award, to name a few. He has written several books on theatre. His Empty Space is the quintessential textbook for all actors today.