Proverbs of Theatrical Hell
(with a wink to William Blake)
Timidity is the death of theatre.
Life in art and art in life are one.
The audience is judge, jury, executioner, and unindicted co-conspirator.
A personal statement crumbles mountains.
A self-indulgent statement brings laughter and derision.
A blind man hearing color is art.
A deaf man seeing music is art.
Fire of passion heals.
An actor on stage is more honest than an actor in the house.
Tragedy is primer.
Comedy is relief.
Conviction is godliness.
Lazy playwright, lousy playwright.
Acting is total awareness and no awareness.
"Enough! Or Too Much!"
Sunday, February 04, 2007
"... [creating theatre] is not just a question of wooing an audience. It is an even harder matter of creating works that evoke in audiences an undeniable hunger and thirst."The MAD THEATRICS JOURNAL is accepting submissions for our premiere issue!
--Peter Brook, The Empty Space
I should probably post some sort of submission guidelines, but this first issue is going to be very loose. There is no theme. Anything goes!
We are looking for the following types of material:
- Short plays
- Theatre theory/history
- "How to" articles