Levine: It seems like what people are saying is that seeing an atrocity live doesn’t generate your sympathy.  If you see it enacted in a theatre, it does enagge you, and it’s potentially more political.

Partially because you’re seeing it with other people?

Is that just the theatre part of political theatre?  If the bar only empathy, where does that become political?

What’s the measure of a piece of political theatre?  I don’t think it does anything – it may inform people, or generate discussion, but is that enough?

Jon: the Gov. of Illinois cited The Exonerated in his decision to repeal capital punishment …


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