What became quite clear in this conversation is that no, theatre can't be too woke. Anything that brings formerly marginalised voices in to the mainstream is a positive thing. What also seemed clear is that there's always been a lot of bad theatre on a fringe level, and that that is a separate issue that's not helpful to confuse with theatre championing social justice.

Something that was brought up was how theatre tackling these issues will often be 'preaching to the choir', how do we get these shows in front of the audiences that need to be confronted by it? One potential answer was that by mainstreaming theatre surrounding themes of social justice on the fringe, it will then trickle up to to the established/west end theatres where you will be putting it in front of the audiences that need to see it. This seemed a realistic and positive outcome.