So I initially looked into this story because of it’s subtitle on ArtsJournalDaily: “Can theatre save Europe?” Disclaimer, the piece does not really explore that idea it’s just the clever button on the end of it, I think it is a part of a larger conversation regarding the role of culture in reviving the European economy of which I at least am not up to speed on. It is a little difficult to understand exactly what the project is, as I understand it the theaters involved engage in a “theatrical exchange” of sorts where they send actors, directors, interns, playwrights etc to work at each others theaters, but the centerpiece of the project, I believe, is that the six theaters produce pieces together that then tour each others cities. What’s so exciting about it in my mind is the effect collaboration on this level could have on the proliferation of theatre around the world. I’ve been thinking so much about the future lately and my feelings about what I want to do change daily. The past week I’ve been thinking a lot about being bold with my aspirations and dreaming beyond “New York or LA?” I think about classes like this one, Dramaturgy, Drama Crit, and I feel a strong pull towards a path that would allow me participate in the theatrical traditions and history we study in these classes, pursuing something in academia, looking into programs in Europe, etc. In Theater Management Michael Maso was talking about the extremely minimal effects the recession has had on Broadway, I don’t think the question posed in the subtitle is a crazy one. If more programs like this develop, that take place on a grand scale, are commercially viable, and not as artless as the majority of Broadway I think theater can be taken exciting new places recognized for it’s essential value to society.
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