|View single post by katoagogo|
|Posted: Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 05:09 pm||
I do not believe believe that this is a failure of the education system. This is a failure of the community, of which the school is a part.
Artists making themselves available to members of their community, inviting outsiders in, making it part of their core mission to be an ambassador for the arts -- this is the way we can help.
It is not enough just to make your art happen.
It is not enough just to write a play that addresses a societal or political problem.
We must initiate new audiences into your theaters. We must introduce our theater to new and imaginative venues to capture new audiences. We must always always always be wiling to go out of our way to get people outside of our circle involved.
Not to bring in greater ticket sales or ensure our survival as artists, but because it is an essential component of an active, thinking, open community.
Arts brings people into the room together.
Thats how we can use our art to glean social change.
Theater is exclusively local. Use it to strengthen your community.
Last edited on Fri Aug 3rd, 2007 05:10 pm by katoagogo