My Theatre: Hugo Suarez of Teatro Hugo & Ines

Feature in Issue 12-3 | Autumn 2000

What did you see the first time you went to the theatre?

A mime performance.

What productions will you never forget?

Les Petits Suicides by Giulio Molnar and Shipwreck by Bolek Polivka.

Which performer, alive or dead, makes you laugh the most?

Buffo (Clown-mime).

Who is your favourite playwright?

Dario Fo.

When was the last time you walked out of a theatre before the end of a show?

I don’t remember.

When was the last time you cried during a performance?

I never cried during a show.

Who is your favourite performer?

Bustric (Italia).

If you could meet any theatre practitioner, alive or dead, who would it be?

Augusto Boal.

Which contemporary theatre director’s work do you most admire?

Giorgio Strehler.

What does the term ‘physical theatre’ mean to you?

Dance, mime, athletics.

What would you do if you didn’t work in theatre?

I’d be a designer.

Teatro Hugo & Ines from Peru make their first visit to the UK in ten years this month, with Hugo Suarez performing solo in Body Talk. Hugo uses only his knee, hand, or even belly button plus a few simple props to conjure a parade of crazy personalities. Hugo tours the UK as part of visions 2000, the Festival of International Animated Theatre.

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