There’s an intense discussion going on at the Performance Club blog about the National Theater of the United States of America’s Chautauqua!, currently showing at P.S. 122. Last Friday, about twenty members and I attended the sold-out performance and then engaged in a three-hour post-performance discussion. There were some fierce debates, and everyone made excellent points and addressed different aspects of the show. Topics included the show’s intention, defining what is avant-garde (and debating whether NTUSA falls into that category), and critically examining the dog’s role in the performance. I’ve already shared my thoughts on the blog, along with many others, so please check it out. Hopefully you’ll see how exciting, thought-provoking, and rewarding it is to attend and discuss a performance with a diverse group of people.
Chautauqua! at P.S. 122 continues through March 15th. You can order tickets online, and then add your voice to the discussion!