YAËL FARBER SPEAKS WITH THE NEW YORK TIMES

With ‘Les Blancs,’ Yael Farber Resurrects a Rebuke of Colonialism
By DAVID BELCHER APRIL 20, 2016


PARIS — In discussing her work, the theater director Yael Farber often invokes the concept of a “reckoning” — a potent word from someone who was raised in apartheid South Africa and whose latest production, a reworking of Lorraine Hansberry’s unfinished play “Les Blancs,” dramatizes the effects of African colonialism.

“Les Blancs,” which had a brief run on Broadway in 1970 but had languished since then, opened last month at the National Theater in London to impressive reviews, with The Guardian calling it “a near-perfect production of an imperfect play.”

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Yael Farber this month at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris.  Credit Guia Besana for The New York Times

Yael Farber this month at the Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord in Paris. 
Credit Guia Besana for The New York Times