I Am The Wind is a tale of enduring humanity against insurmountable odds. Two lifelong travelling companions are bound together on a journey across a vast ocean.
At once moving and comic, I Am The Wind, a new work by Jon Fosse, dramatises the endless struggle to be human.
Fosse, who won the 2010 Ibsen Award, is one of the most prominent and prolific contemporary playwrights in Europe. He has been described as the Beckett of the 21st century and has had his work translated into more than 40 languages. In addition to I Am The Wind, his plays include Someone Is Going To Come, And We’ll Never Be Parted and Night Sings Its Songs.
Playwright Simon Stephens has created the English version of I Am The Wind. His previous work includes Punk Rock, Sea Wall, Pornography, Motortown, Harper Regan and On The Shore Of The Wide World, which won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play.
Patrice Chéreau, who directs I Am The Wind, is widely considered France’s leading theatre director and has been an important figure in European theatre since the 1970s. His controversial 1976 production of Der Ring Des Nibelungen transformed the way opera was performed, while his award-winning films include La Reine Margot, His Brother and Intimacy.
This production of I Am The Wind is a UK premiere.
For more about I Am The Wind at the Young Vic, read the First Night Feature.