2 Responses to “Another Example of Theater of the Oppressed”

  1. Cal Ward Jr. August 26, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    I was in theatre for so long and left it so completely in favor of video I’m not sure how I would get back into it in a way as satisfying as I find video now.

    I think of Havel’s plays performed during the Cold War where the audience would start such a heated political debate on its own that the performance would come to a stop.

    Doing West Side Story with real rival gangs and hope for the best.

    Perhaps rather than making theatre more political, making political events more theatrical – not merely telegenic and safely orchestrated, but with a more organic, raw, unpredictable interactivity – but maybe that’s too close to tribal ritual that leads to sacrifice or a Klan rally or Nuremberg.


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