Peter Brook is one of the world's most respected and revolutionary directors of contemporary theatre. To help his actors achieve extraordinary performances, he has a special exercise, called “the Tightrope,” which evolved over decades of experimentation and practice into a process of transformation that makes theatre real and new for actor and audience alike.  In this quietly eloquent and unique film, director Simon Brook—Peter's son—reveals how the Tightrope works its dramatic alchemy.

Venice Film Festival 2012

“It's difficult to imagine any living actor who wouldn't want to see Simon Brook's compact and inspiring doc The Tightrope.” —Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily