Because this was an allegorical piece of storytelling, nobody was compelled to shout "Fire!" in the theatre-the conflagration was embodied in a billowing bolt of silk. [...] stripping performances of "showiness" is integral to all ARTSHIP pieces, which aim to create connection rather than place performers on a pedestal according to their ability to wow an audience.
Wisdom in Ashes Nirmala Nataraj American Theatre; Apr 2009; 26, 4; Docstoc pg. 64 Reproduced with permission of
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