“a ‘holy’ actor in a poor theatre”
Some good bits of artmonkish wisdom from a “visioning retreat” we recently held at the Art Monastery.
“Theatre cannot be imprisoned inside theatrical buildings, just as religion cannot be imprisoned inside churches; the language of theatre and its forms of expression cannot be the private property of actors, just as religious practice cannot be appropriated by priests as theirs alone!” -Augusto Boal
“The theatre must recognize its own limitations. If it cannot be richer than the cinema, then let it be poor. If it cannot be as lavish as television, let it be ascetic. If it cannot be a technical attraction, let it renounce all outward technique. Thus we are left with a ‘holy’ actor in a poor theatre” -Jerzy Growtowski