Bertrand Lesca and Nasi Voutsas (France/UK) are the creators of EUROHOUSE (2016) and PALMYRA (2017). They are Associate Artists of MAYK (Bristol).
EUROHOUSE dealt with the complicated, fraught and problematic relationship between the EU and its Member Nations at a time when Britain was deciding whether to ‘leave’ or ‘remain’. The show was nominated for the Total Theatre Award 2016 and has played over 50 performances to date.
Inspired by the destruction of the ancient city of the same name, PALMYRA is an exploration of revenge, the politics of destruction and what we consider to be barbaric.
The piece premiered at the Edinburgh Festival 2017, where it was awarded the Total Theatre Award 2017 for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form. Other awards include the Stockholm Fringe 2017 Grand Prix, the ‘Best of BE’ Festival Award and the Jury Prize at the 2018 FITT Festival, Tarragona.
PALMYRA was included in both The Guardian and WhatsOnStage’s Top 10 Theatre of 2017.
Their latest piece, 1, will premiere in Autumn 2018.