• Mitch Riley

A Provocation

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Because we are too indifferent towards the art we make


Because we are not angry enough

Because we are not joyous enough


Because we have lost the sacred

Because we have no more mystery


Because so much theatre is clean and sterile

Because we are not burning when we are creating


Because many of us are not creating

Because too many of us have forgotten how to create or that an artist should create


Because ‘the industry’ is suffocating creativity

Because the resources are in the hands of a few


Because too many of us ultimately accept the rules

Because we are afraid of tearing them down

Because we think the arts need the industry to survive


Because if all the theatres and opera houses and galleries were to burn down tomorrow, what would you do?

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