Change should probably happen locally and virally
We talked not too long ago about notions of viral heroism.
Here is are some small ways to help the current How Theatre Failed America Crowd act with more viral heroism.
OK...so putting the show online could mean hurting its box office. Rather lets put those talkbacks online ASAP.
If you raise a question and dont have the answer, stop telling me that you deserve accolades for raising the question. Just shrug your shoulders.
Theatre has the power to transcend exhibitionism and become activism but only when the audience is prompted to act.
Who is the audience for these HoTFA performances and post show debates?
If it is only the actors then we have to at the very least brainstorm and figure out what hasnt worked and how/why that hasnt worked.
If anything is going to come out of HoTFA other than a well established network of opportunities for its author...what will it be?
Ultimately we arent questioning whether or not Theatre Artist deserve this sort of lifestyle or that, ultimately we are debating theatre's value to the (gulp) community.
Prove theatre's value first
Then prove the actor's value to theatre
Anyway that how it looks to me this morning
And...it's pronounced HauT-FA like HOFFA