Identity. This theme pervades all art forms in every time. Why? Because nothing reflects the human experience like exploring who we are as individuals. Sitting amid strangers in a dark theatre for a live, communal experience and watching someone’s story told is a unique way to gain insight into your own life and the lives of others.
I realized that theatre magic is all about how imagination, hard work, skill, and collaboration of theatre artists can make magic real for an audience.
Art is power. And with great power, comes great responsibility. We must continually take stock and evaluate that we are fully serving all three aspects of our artform: the audience, the artists, and the art.