"We need a type of theatre which not only releases the feelings, insights and impulses possible within the particular historical field of human relations in which the action takes place, but employs and encourages those thoughts and feelings which help transform the field itself.”
"A theatre, a literature, an artistic expression that does not speak for its own time has no relevance."
Why we love it
"When you come into the theater, you have to be willing to say, "We're all here to undergo a communion, to find out what the hell is going on in this world." If you're not willing to say that, what you get is entertainment instead of art, and poor entertainment at that."
Making it real
“No theater could sanely flourish until there was an umbilical connection between what was happening on the stage and what was happening in the world.”
Shaping the World
“Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it.”