Theater is Political
Theater is political, say Brecht, Aristotle, and Augusto Boal. Shakespeare’s plays, even those that aren’t histories with war and treachery involved have a larger theme relating to society. I would even say that all theater is about the society as it presents itself, and the way an audience empathizes with the performances and walk away with their own impressions of the narrative as it is presented is inherently political. How do relationships with loved ones manifest themselves within the society which has built itself? That may be a more Brechtian interpretation of humanity - as beings shaped more by their environment than by their inner soul. Recently I’ve had a couple of conversations about human beings and the way they are shaped by hormones rushing through their body and by the electrical impulses in their mind. If those electrical impulses are shut off in any way, ones senses disappear just the same as if the hand, ear, or eye were removed on its own. If hormones are changed, ones emotional state does as well.
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Went to school for theater, learned to make a living in food, fitness, sales, and public education.