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Mise-en-Scene

These are the ideas that guide us in our work:

"What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself—and thus make yourself indispensable." —Andre Gide

"Humor as a system of communications and as a probe of our environment—of what's really going on—affords us our most appealing anti-environmental tool. It does not deal in theory, but in immediate experience, and is often the best guide to changing perceptions." —Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Massage

Scenes should fall into these categories:
  • based on important things in your life
  • interactive
  • commenting on current events in an interesting way
  • relevant to the audience
  • poetic (trying to achieve art)
From the neofuturists:
  • Strengthening the human bond between performer and audience. We feel that the more sincere and genuine we can be on stage, the greater the audiences identification with the unadorned people and issues before them.
  • Embracing a form of non-illusory theater in order to present our lives and ideas as directly as possible. All of our plays are set on the stage in front of the audience. All of our characters are ourselves. All of our stories really happened. All of our tasks are actual challenges. We do not aim to "suspend the audience's disbelief," but to create a world where the stage is a continuation of daily life.

Influences