I am a cofounder of a Philadelphia PA based socail theater company and am seeking scripts with social themes as potential for our up comming season. If anyone has seen or read a script that has merit and could potentially have a nonprofit organization tied to it please pass along the title. Thanks alot.
Packing History, Count(er)ing Generations is written by Elizabeth Freeman and was published in New Literary History, 2000, 31: 727â€“744.
â€žWe are the living symbols of a world without frontiers, a world of freedom, without weapons, where each may travel without let or hindrance from the steppes of central Asia to the Atlantic Coast, from the high plateau of South Africa to the forests of Finland.â€œ (Vaida Voivod III, President of the World Community of Gypsies (quoted from an interview published by Amsterdam, 18 May 1963. Algemeen Handelsblad,)
Of all the affairs we participate in, with or without interest, the groping search for a new way of life is the only aspect still impassioning. Aesthetic and other disciplines have proved blatantly inadequate in this regard and merit the greatest detachment. We should therefore delineate some provisional terrains of observation, including the observation of certain processes of chance and predictability in the streets.
One of the basic situationist practices is the [literally: â€œdriftingâ€], a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. DÃ©rives involve playful-constructive behavior and awareness of psychogeographical effects, and are thus quite different from the classic notions of journey or stroll.
A city, no matter how efficiently planned outor how beautiful, is rendered worthless without people. It cannot exist because it takes people to make a city. It is people who willtake the empty shells of buildings and make them function. It ispeople who take space and turn it into places. It is people who anchorthe city in time, even if only for a fleeting moment. If we examinede Certeau"s three requirements for the ideal or "concept" city, we find that it leaves us with a city without life or presence.
The need to build a large number of cities quickly, a need brought about as a result of the industrialization of underdeveloped countries and the acute housing shortage after the war, has made urbanism into one of today's key cultural problems. We would even go so far as to consider that no cultural development is possible without new conditions in our everyday surroundings.