Your reports Find reports What’s so now about now? Issue: What’s so now about now? Convener(s): Annette Mees Participants: Richard Herylow, Karen Gron, Melissande, Danny Braverman, Susanna Estburn, Tassos Stevens, Lun, Jon Palmer, Adrian Jackson Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: CONTENT Signalling: lack of optimism should arouse debate anything but the war rising spiritualism > theatre is rooted in ritual – collective experience! What is important is that theatre is in the now > it’s live, alive and in he now – no discussion or lecture Universal Themes: love/death etc. are always relevant – always now What survives is metaphor which can be used to express current themes (Miller’s the Crucible being an example) FORM Trends: interactivity, one on one’s, lots of new writing schemes (often issue based -> instrumentalism), live art What can theatre do? Live a gig with a story a bullfight where the matador conducts the audience and the bull Participatory (all shape or forms: like football matches – active on the side line to actively creating etc.) Offering puzzles to solve – puzzles you can only solve by engaging – by being part of he event. Group experience the collective in breath – ritual is referenced again but also: Individual experiences within a collective event Extendend event a key term the event lives on beyond it in conversations, starts with booking a ticket What does the experience as a whole look like? When does scale become a problem? Scalability is it always size v. content? The size of the audience becomes part of the experience (makers should embrace this) Conclusion: The future is looking bright. Interesting work is emerging all around. Form seems to be in development. Question that arose: How do we alert an audience?