A collection of thoughtful and provocative reflections on how theatre practitioners think about and engage with audiences, as well as define and explore sites for performance. Through shared experience and ritual, live performance functions as a catalytic medium for progress and evolution. In the hands of artists and audience, the stage is set for the re-makings of commonwealth, or necessary revolution
"Throughout the pages of this collection, a wide range of voices sound the joy and fury of being in the trenches of the volatile discourse of enacting, staging, and sharing the experience of performance. The cultural workers in this book seek a revolution of heart, mind, and spirit. They question who we are and consistently ask that hospitality and its uses be placed at the center of the shared theatrical experience."
Caridad Svich, from the Introduction
Tanuja Amarasuriya, Brian Bell, Deborah Brevoort, Alison Carey, Lenora Champagne, Clay McLeod Chapman, Lisa D’Amour, Nathan Alan Davis, J.J. El-Far, Larissa FastHorse, Andy Field, Amparo Garcia-Crow, Jacqueline Goldfinger, Dipika Guha, Juli Hendren, Brian Eugenio Herrera, Melissa Hillman, Simeilia Hodge-Dallaway, Michael Hoyt, Jeff Janisheski, Callie Kimball, Adrianne Krstansky Kevin Lawler, Corey Madden, Ana Margineanu, Diana Damian Martin,Justin Maxwell, Applied Mechanics, Elsa Menéndez, Richard Montoya, Steve Moore, Itamar Moses, Barney Norris, Kira Obolensky, Jules Odendahl-James, Sylvan Oswald, Katie Pearl, Bill Rauch, Thomas Riccio, Jay Ruby Madeline Sayet, Ashley Sparks, Caridad Svich, Carlton Turner, Roberto G. Varea, Dave White, Jake Witlen, Deborah Yarchun
TCG Sourcebooks is a new series which gathers resources and field conversations generated from current TCG programs. Each volume is published in both paperback and eBook editions and offers varied perspectives by and for theatre practitioners. Other titles in this series include Innovation in Five Acts: Strategies for Theatre and Performance, edited by Caridad Svich.
Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theater, a 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award for GUAPA, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the Isabel Allende novel.