And, I’m so excited to be reaching out to museums to talk about how theatre can go beyond the traditional world of docents, museum labels, and audio tours in order to bring to life the past, those dead objects that are often encased in glass, untouchable. I can’t wait to make more stories of culture and history feel sexy and immediate to an audience. And most importantly, I’m excited to hear about what museums want their audiences to walk away feeling and to help make that happen for them.
Last night, I was reading a bit from Anne Bogart’s, A Director Prepares. At one point she talks about how making a performance for an audience is like throwing a surprise party for someone you really care about: You try to live the experience vicariously through their subjectivity so that they can have that thrill ride of not knowing. She talks about gifting that experience to an audience. I thought about that all night and am busy planning quite a surprise party for audiences near and far!