Paul Levy talks to Walter DeForest about Van Gogh Find Yourself

In his first Edinburgh fringe show (part of PBH’s Free Fringe) Van Gogh Find Yourself, New York City based actor, artist, and writer Walter DeForest gives the audience a chance to have an intimate moment with Vincent van Gogh, experiencing the passion, humour, and heart of a great artist.  This intriguing interactive portrait play is written and performed by DeForest whose dramaturg is based on scores of letters between Vincent and his brother Theo, and a short memoir written by Adeline Ravoux, which details Van Gogh’s stay in Auvers-sur-Oise. DeForest, who has a striking physical resemblance to Van Gogh, tells Vincent’s side all whilst drawing portraits and conversing with the audience. In this interview Walter chats about how he created the show and also mentions his other reason for being in Edinburgh – an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most portraits drawn in 12 hours.

Listen to our interview with Walter DeForest about Van Gogh Find Yourself