Posts Tagged ‘duty of theatre’


I do not believe that it is the duty of theatre to give Europe an identity such as the one that led to the formation of the modern state in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. I also do not think that theatre should have a restoring function or give battle instructions on how to fight against fear, disorientation or our lack of viewpoints. Certainly, today’s world is complex. Theatre – or contemporary drama, as far as I am concerned – enables us to question this world. We have been nurtured by a tradition of absolute values, and only recently have we explored how to promote an upbringing that will create a culture of insecurity and diversity. This new culture gives theatre new forms and a contemporary meaning, not a collective will to create a common identity and find a solution.