Friday, March 07, 2003

. . . still contemplating the "aestheticized monoculture of theater" . . .performance events where performers and spectators intervene in a genuine cultural problem Schechner calls "Actuals" . . .five qualities of actuals . . .process, something happens here and now . . . consequential,irremediable, and irrevocable acts, exchanges, or situations; . . . contest, something is at stake . . . initiation, a change of status . . . space is used concretely and organically = artists/teachers and spectators/students learn to "actually" intervene in the liminal spaces of codified culture through performance . . .

no narrative structure . . . but an active culture . . .