Finding Fellini centers around a Jewish woman’s escape from the brutal realities of apartheid South Africa into a Fellini infused cinematic landscape. Projection images from the maestro’s films, as well as Fellini quotes, weave together representing the creativity, freedom and vibrancy Fellini symbolizes to a woman running from the horrors of her home country where repression is the suffocating norm.
2017 Best Actress & Best Production Design at United Solo Festival
Megan Metrikin was born in South Africa and worked extensively at the Market Theatre. She played Ruth, the leading role, in “Sophiatown”, which performed at the Chicago Festival, San Francisco, St Paul, Toronto Festival, Glasgow Festival, Montpellier, Nice, London, Paris, Amsterdam, Basil, Frankfurt, Soweto, Johannesburg and Cape Town. She also acted in “Speed the Plow”, “The Dybbuk”, “The Tempest”, “The Lulu Sex Tragedies”, “Love Story in Maputo”, “Hamlet”, “Cowboy Mouth”, “Exit the King” and “Man is Man”. Film includes “Shot Down” and “The Howling IV.” She is currently based in New York. “Finding Fellini” is her first solo show. http://meganmetrikin.weebly.com
Guy De Lancey completed his theatre studies at Rhodes University. Was awarded a grant to attend FABRICA the Benetton Arts and Communication Research Centre in Italy under the directorships of Godfrey Reggio (Powaqatsi, Koyaanisqatsi) and Oliviero Toscani. He also studied creative and screenwriting at New York University. He works as a director, cinematographer, photographer and designer. Both lighting and set design. Occasionally as an actor. He played in the world premiere of Athol Fugard’s “The Birdwatchers” directed by Athol Fugard, and recently in the film of Stephen King’s “The Dark Tower” with Idris Elba and Mathew McConaughey.
A founder member of the Mechanicals Theatre Collective he has directed and designed: Shakespeare’s “King Lear” (This time it Hurts) “A Midsummer Nights Dream” described by critic Peter Tromp as “One of the most enjoyable, inventive and strangest Shakespeare productions I have seen, probably ever”. Sarah Kane’s “Blasted,” Jaan Tatte’s “Highway Crossing”. He designed the Fugard Theatre and Edinburgh productions of Edinburgh productions of Athol Fugard’s “Statements After an Arrest under the Immorality act”.
“Waking dreams of Italian passion are juxtaposed with the nightmare missives arriving from her home country [South Africa].”
‘Finding Fellini’, written and performed by the brilliant, mega-talented Megan Metrikin. The play is part of the MITF, and without question it is the best of the fest.”