The one addition that I would like to make to this week is to have you watch this short video from Oscar Eustis, the Artistic Director of the Public Theater, and respond to the prompt below.
Choose one theatre-maker from week #1 or #2 and one theatre-maker from week #3. How would they answer the following three questions? How would YOU answer them?
- What is the role of the audience in the theatre? Why do people go to the theatre?
- Is there a difference between propoganda and political theatre?
- Does the aesthetic experience of the political one matter most? Are we willing to forgo an aesthetic experience in exchange for an urgent political one?