What is real and what is true?

Two articles were at the center of our class discussion this past Tuesday night: Peter Weiss‘ “The Materials and the Methods” (1968; Theater Quarterly 1971) and Carol Martin‘s “Bodies of Evidence” (TDR 2006). Two questions also dominated: What is “documentary theater”? Why write/perform “documentary theater” versus a “regular” play? Since Weiss’ Theatre Quarterly article was […]

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