What's The Big Deal?
Theatre is significant because it is a collective human experience. We can find nothing which resembles live experience because anything else misses the vibrancy which artists, makers, and audience members collectively produce, bringing it to life.
I am first a reader and an audience member, then a writer, then an actor and in all these things I am a participator and collaborator. I wrote an extremely short piece trying to outline my interests in theatre shown above as the quote and here is the longer excerpt - still a piece painfully whittled down to pompous but honest bones.
Theatre is significant because it is a collective human experience. We can find nothing which resembles live experience because anything else misses the vibrancy which artists, makers, audience members collectively produce to bring it to life. This has power and potential.
Being a part of theatre also means knowing what's going on behind the scenes, in production, the daily life of its venue or of rehearsals. We are shown a window into the lifeblood of the industry and therefore invited into that family.
Theatre is multidimensional art, mixed media at its height. Isn't one of the integral aspects of art that it communicates and showcases life in a way which helps us to engage, to critique, maybe even understand? When theatre challenges us, is emotionally stimulating, exciting or we relate to it, we leave the building together and better informed.
How will the audience respond to this mixture of reality and make-believe and what intentions did the director have (they will have some) in comparison? What do theatre makers think of theatre? What do they want from it? I think one of the most desired outcomes and biggest compliments of a piece of art is someone engaging with it. Good art asks questions and shows us the value in other people's stories. Theatre is - and should be - an open access for people from all backgrounds and demographics to be creative, to appreciate and enjoy art and to have a critical eye for it as an innate human ability.
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Clare Louise Roberts
Singer Songwriter, Actress, Poet and all round Creative, passionate about sharing, ideas, collaboration and seeing other people develop their skills and passions.
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