Your reports Find reports Why are we doing it now? What are we doing it for? Issue: Why are we doing it now? What are we doing it for? Convener(s): Fiona Participants: Fiona, Patricia, Greg + 5 Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: What is unique about theatre over other art forms? Live Offers the opportunity for a multi-sensory response. Is audience participation the way forward? Participation v manipulation eg. Copenhagen conferencing\ theatre in galleries – good Margate Exodus – questionable Do the audience need to know they are participating? Can we still reflect back at the world fairly immediately – is that part of our uniqueness? How do funding and risk-taking co-exist? Are we using the art form to challenge ourselves? WHAT CAN WE TAKE FROM PANTOMIME? Given that we live in such a technological world, can we really capture life now using this art form? Is making small,intimate pieces the answer? Make it free. Can we, like painters, make a product and sell it to theatres as it is? We’re doing it to bring people together – to draw in the community. Is what we are doing building a community for that period in time?