Theatre is a relationship between player and audience, for that relationship to be at its most meaningful the player needs to be humanly honest and the audience receptive to that honesty.
We explore the nature and purpose of theatre and what needs to happen for it to fulfil its purpose. Creating performance, where both player and audience observe and reflect upon the human condition. As theatre players we seek to reveal what otherwise cannot be seen, and celebrate life in all its manifestations. This is theatre, in which members of the audience, become emotionally and spiritually involved. When theatre connects with the audience it is alive.
Audience is fundamentally what makes theatre, there can be theatre with no intentional players, if someone watches another it is theatre, but if a player plays without an audience it is not theatre.
The Empty Space
“Theatre of the invisible-made-visible, the stage is a place where the invisible can appear” Peter Brook ~ The Empty Space
0 is a place where creativity takes place. It can be a studio, a stage a shed, rehearsal room any space that is given respect and sacredness.
o is formed by people coming together and sharing. With agreed rules that make the space safe, for the protective masks to step aside and allow the player to connect to their wholeness, both as an individual and archetypal.
o is the stage, a place of transformation of possibilities ~ where nothing exists, so anything is possible.
o a place to focus attention, so that the smallest impulse, every detail has clarity. Where that that which, in the normal cluttered busy-ness of life we can’t see, can become visible.
o is any space in which theatre is performed, we as theatre makers are busy with the question “how can a space be transformed into theatre?” What is it that makes a space safe enough for creativity to flow and transport us from the mundane to another level of consciousness?
“Theatre should be free, like air or water or love” ~ Joan Littlewood