Facing the Mirror

So far we’ve been taking [American] theatre’s claims at face value … let’s try another scene: Violetta as non-profit theatre casualty.

This scene provokes broader and more Brechtian questions to be asked:

– can theatre be political if the audience is all on the left

– or if the audience is marginal

– or when the institution itself replicates all the same injustices most political theatre tries to protest

Is this really the right format to advocate for democratic ideals?

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