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ERIC Number: ED144145
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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"Cheap is Beautiful": The Role of Political Analysis in Theatre Making.
Molen, Janis
The Sunseed Repertory Collective, a touring theatre company, was formed to deal seriously with contemporary--often controversial--social and political issues. The group uses unconventional production techniques, plays in a variety of settings to a wide range of audiences, charges no admission (relying on donations after performances), and prefers original scripts that have clear relevance to the community and that can be inexpensively produced (many productions are humorous exposes of government and business tactics perceived as unfair). The company emphasizes collective script writing and directing and avoids the concept of lead roles. Major problems of the group have centered on the widespread disapproval of political emphasis in art, on the tendency of certain personalities to dominate the group, and on stresses related to the struggle to earn a minimal day-to-day living. (GW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Theatre Association (Chicago, August 14-17, 1977)