“We found a better way of doing things. Found? We forged a better way, we scratched it out, hacked it, ripped it, tore it, yanked it, clawed it out of the resisting, unyielding nose-thumbing environment.”
-Zelda Fichandler, as quoted in An Ideal Theater*
As part of the 2014 TCG National Conference: Crossing Borders, we’ll be featuring “vision bursts”: short excerpts from Todd London’s book, An Ideal Theater: Founding Visions for a New American Art, performed by theatre leaders from across the country.
An Ideal Theater is a wide-ranging, inspiring documentary history of the American theatre movement, collecting over forty essays, manifestos, letters and speeches from the visionary founders that goaded it into being. These Vision Bursts, each featuring a different theatre leader reading a short excerpt from the book, will help reconnect the Conference to the trailblazing genius of the founders of our resident theatre movement.
Photo by Susan Johann. *Quote originally from “Theatres or Institutions?”, published in Theatre 3, 1969-70.