Directors Note The Amish Project and Syl

Directors Note The Amish Project and Sylvia – It was Aristotle who wrote that theatre is cathartic. Catharsis (from Greek κάθαρσις) is the purification and purgation of emotions—particularly pity and fear—through art or any extreme change in emotion that results in renewal and restoration. Aristotle writes that this is the result when audiences watch a tragedy. The Amish Project is absolutely a tragedy. What is happening in our world today is too often tragic. As a …

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