Early Days

April 11, 2011 UFHweb 0

  Discussion between Bernard Pomerance, Roland Rees and David Aukin on the early days of Foco Novo taken from Fringe First: Pioneers of Fringe Theatre on Record by Roland Rees, courtesy of Roland Rees and Oberon Books. Pomerance: It was the first open casting, I believe – 1972 – with Mona Hammond and Oscar James. The title, Foco Novo, is derived from Foco, a theory of Guerilla warfare, long since discredited, but current at the time, of really vaccinating a situation with a cadre of fighters who gathered support locally as they fought, and so expanded their sphere of influence. It […]