Film Studies students attended a master class off-site, down in Los Angeles, with Guest Artists Robert Lepage, international actor, director, writer and filmmaker, and Yves Jacques, distinguished French actor, in February, 2002. In the master class, students enjoyed the rare privilege of talking with Mr. Lepage and Mr. Jacques about their multi-disciplinary work.
Afterward, the students attended a superb production of the far side of the moon, written and directed by Mr. Lepage and starring Mr. Jacques. The supremely gifted Mr. Lepage has created this astonishingly imaginative and moving multi-media theatre piece, in which two stories of competition - the historical space race between the United States and Soviet Russia, and sibling rivalry between two brothers - run parallel. Mr. Jacques played all of the roles in this one-man show. (Funding for these events was made possible through the generosity of UCLA's Design for Sharing program.)