What theater is essentially is manipulating time and space for effect. It could be said that it’s a conceit in which certain incomprehensible truths are alluded to and felt on some barely fathomable level.
One of these truths is simply this; we simply don’t have a clue what’s
going on. We take direction and call it individuality. We succumb to
rituals and conventions that define us and occasionally if we’re lucky
some canny technician will temporarily remove our bedrock and yet we
will be too entranced to be frightened.
What I love about street theatre done well is that this collective
wonder is produced in that endangered environment known as a public