Thesis, Antithesis, Synthesis
October 13, 2009
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Rocket Science and Theatre never really seemed to gel. Until I got to thinking:
a) what is it that Engineers can’t do that theatre people can?
b) what is it that Theatre People can’t do that engineers can?
by socialize, I mean, Theatre People (actors especially, also dancers and other performers) are taught to Improvise, get in touch with their Emotions and even be able to call them up or, if feeling them, Analyze the Feeling. they are studied in the Manipulation of their Selves – both Feelings and Physicalities – which enable them, if they so choose, to Express themselves articulately and effectively.
by tech, I mean Engineers are trained to work with Mechanics, of whatever variety, and Understand how the World around them works. They can Manipulate space and time (or use their advanced Understanding of the interaction between the two) to Change the World around them.
Theatre People don’t always know how to change the world around them, but they certainly can express themselves.
Engineers can do wonders with technology and comprehension, but don’t always know how to say the things they mean to say as they mean to say them.
Synthesis: An Acting Therapy Group designed to help engineers which also gets tech- savvy people interested in local theatre endeavors and gives engineers a Productive Hobby. An eye for an eye helping the world see better, if you will.
The overall idea could be very cool. I wonder if anyone is already doing something like this… research time!!!