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Kamarck, Edward (ed.) / Arts in society: the arts of activism
(1969)

Part VI: guerilla theatre: [on the San Francisco mime troupe],   pp. [405]-[411] PDF (8.0 MB)


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across country in 1967, hitting universities a jump ahead of Dow
recruiters, then winning an Obie award in New York; when we
came back we started our Gorilla Marching Band. We found that to
play for an audience conscious of crisis, we had to know what we had
to say. The new or guerilla theater (as opposed to the "New Theater"
of
neo-absurdist destinationless trips) accepts this responsibility; the next
step is for radical theater to become revolutionary: from theater of
exposure to theater of example. We have placed ourselves outside;
outside the commercial market and outside in the streets and parks,
because outside is the only place a revolution can grow. We have
spent 10 years clearing a place; in the next 10 we will build a
concrete alternative.
FARCE OF PATELIN by The San Francisco Mime Troupe
Photograph by Doug Rives


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