My friend recently wrote about seeing Peter Brook’s 11 and 12 at the New Zealand International Arts Festival:
“It made me feel proud to work in theatre. It makes me want to keep working, and it’s a long fucking time since any piece of theatre has made me feel that.”
When I found this image today on http://timeframes.natlib.govt.nz/ I was reminded of the his post and of the importance of live story-telling.
It’s been a while since I last felt that theatre can and will change the world, that it has something unique and significant to offer us. I still think it can and does; I just haven’t seen much proof of it recently. This photo was a welcome reminder.