Don and I got to talking last night after rehearsal. Theater Blog stuff. And we need to get started on the active part, the evolution part of this hoped for moment toward change in the ways theater fits in with the American landscape. I suggested a cookbook model full of recipes for creating the kinds of changes in the theater making model that people are talking about.
A recipe is a consise description of ingredients and action. A recipe also address very specific issues rather than wide ranging rhetorical concerns. A recipe has a specific goal. Even if the recipe's outcome can be added to the buffet of various dishes, each one is individual and incremental.
So, while Don works on his Freedom Charter...I want to compile recipes.
What sort of recipes do you want to see? If you could get a one page print out of how to solve a problem regarding theatre in the American Landscape? What would it be?
Come on people! Tell me!