In a world in crisis, staring famine in the face as crops are destroyed by torrential rain, agents of the Authority resolve to send an Elite Foxfinder to identify the causes of low productivity. William Bloor, in training since childhood in a special state institution, visits Samuel and Judith to ascertain if they have been infected by the “red beast”: vulpes-vulpes. However, as his investigation progresses, hidden truths long suppressed begin to surface and upset the delicate balance between the couple and their close friend Sarah. Dawn King’s Foxfinder won the Papatango New Writing competition and premièred in London in 2011. A devastating text with elements of British humour, it shows how confronting fear can lead to the Self mercilessly pursuing the Other. A contemporary existential noir directed with a cinematic flow, a fast pace and poetic atmosphere by Christina Chatzivasileiou, Foxfinder weaves its thread around the illogic of power and faith.
Union des Théâtres de l'Europe gathered, in the last 3 decades, some of the most important European theatres and artists. Through festivals, exhibitions, exchanges, masterclasses, cooperation projects, the UTE help create a continuous flow between West and East, between generations, between tradition and innovation. Our celebration is inspired by this rich history. With the help of the Interferences International Theatre Festival, we wish to remember some of the best performances presented at past editions of the UTE festival and look forward to new horizons.