'Identity and Influences: International Perspectives' (from Australia, Croatia, Germany, Kosova, Mexico)
Theatre artists bring their own life experiences, their own personal and cultural histories, to the stage. Whether subconsciously or outright, in the forefront or in between the lines, the identities and influences of theatre practitioners are exhibited through their works. Interested in the nature of these identities and influences, TYA Today spoke with five international TYA practitioners who candidly reflected on how their cultural identities influence and affect their work. This conversation includes Mexican playwright Amaranta Leyva, Croatian playwright/director Lana Šarić, German playwright Lutz Hübner, Australian artistic director of Circa Yaron Lifschitz, and Kosovar playwright/director Jeton Neziraj.