Die-Cast Believes

 

The needs of our audiences are always changing and we must be in a constant state of expanding our practices to meet those needs.

The American Theatre industry has been and continues to be reliant on racist and patriarchal systems. Artists and collectives have a responsibility to learn about, engage with, and ultimately work to dismantle those practices. This too should be a constant state. 

Modern audiences value Experience and Liveness. The physical space is an essential aspect of performance's liveness and must be considered to be as central as the text. 

Work created within the Collective Intelligence of a group of artists offers a wider and deeper perspectivecollaboration is the culmination of the hive–mind. 

 

From sandbox gaming to social media to the very portals of the internet, the concept of Open World is changing the way we interact with our world. Art should craft work that acknowledges this new understanding. 

The Mind Wanders 40%  of the time, contributing to general unhappiness. Art should engage the mindfully by allowing the body and the perspective to wander. This encourages participants To Be Present and active with the work.

 

People want to Share their Experiences, be it online or in person. Sharing experiences strengthens empathy. 

 

Work should encourage audiences to experience the piece individually. This Encourages Exchange between individuals in order to get a full understanding; they must share their experiences with each other in order to understand the whole. 

 

Manifesto