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Theatre doesn t have much relevance anymore. Or so acclaimed playwright Darren O Donnell tells us. The dynamics of unplanned social interaction, he says, are far more compelling than any play he could produce. So his latest show, "A Suicide-Site Guide to the City," isn t really a show; it s an interactive chitchat about memory, depression, and 9/11, a dazzling whirl of tal ...more
ebook, 160 pages
Published March 19th 2002 by Coach House Books
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On my list of top favorite books of all time. It made me question everything I thought about theater and everything I thought about activism. If you are at all interested in social justice, theater, or performance art, this book is a must-read.
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“[I suspect] that in the drive toward the liberal universalist notion of human rights that characterized the last fifty or so years, there has been an accompanying oversensitivity that, in practice, keeps us atomized and more likely to be manipulated and have our rights impinged upon.”More quotes…