quotations about theatre
It is important to me that my theatre is a school of learning. Look around at the violence in the world. Surely it is much better to make theatre instead of war.
HERMANN NITSCH, "Dark Mofo's Hermann Nitsch 'action' sparks controversy in Hobart", The Australian, June 3, 2017
It's really an odd thing, if you consider we gather in groups and sit in the dark silence. And another group gets up on a raised platform and proceeds to create make-believe situations that might be potentially from our lives. It's a pretty bizarre form of entertainment.
DANIEL MACIVOR, "Playwright looks for a 'message of life' in theatre", Times Colonist, May 11, 2017
When we visit, the theatre is empty, but the space thrums with the energy of thousands of performances, of applause, of curtain calls and multiple encores.
SUBHA J. RAO, "Ready for showtime?", The Hindu, June 1, 2017
A trip to the theatre is one of the greatest forms of escapism, but can technology help to elevate the experience to the next level? Maybe the theatre sets of the future will be replaced by powerful projection techniques. Or perhaps head-mounted VR displays will have the power to make the audience lose themselves in a production.
ZOE MUTTER, "Raising the curtain on the future of theatre", AV Magazine, May 4, 2017
Theatre is a living, breathing, collaborative art form. To me, that means that every production is different depending on who's working on it. An emphasis on a syllable here, an arched eyebrow there, can drastically change the interpretation of a line. And it changes depending on the audience in the room.
DIEP TRAN, "When a Writer's Rights Aren't Right: The 'Virginia Woolf' Casting Fight", American Theatre, May 22, 2017
I love that with a play, a writer creates the script, and then directors and actors pick it up and interpret it and bring it to visual realization. It isn't written, and then read by readers quietly, in the dark of spooky night, all alone. Seeing and making theatre is a communal experience.
JEN DIAMOND, "Interviews with Cohesion Playwrights Fellows, Part 1 of 2", DC Metro Theater Arts, June 1, 2017
[Theatre is] one of the best ways to rediscover one's soul.
SAURAV VERMA, "Theatre with a purpose", Deccan Chronicle, May 8, 2017