Just because there’s an irony to theatre’s attempts, that doesn’t refute it’s effectiveness.
As for the audience being on the left – people go to church to hear what they already believe. That can serve a variety of functions.
But why has theatre become such a small-group phenomena? And why is it doing the same things as when it was a large-group form? Shouldn’t these tactics change with shifting circumstances? When I go to a performance, I see the same people again and again.
But even if a small group is turned into a community, that can be enormously political and enormously effective.
Levine: But is the notion of building community enough?