“I think that I am a populist, which I believe is the right thing to be if you’re a theater artist. That thing about accessibility being a dirty word in New York—I think it is a tragic, tragic mistake for people to embrace that idea in theater. Because too much theater, I believe, sets the audience out and says basically, you’re not welcome here. I don’t think that’s ever been an appropriate thing to say when you’re inviting people in to pay a lot of money and share in your world and make a community for two hours. I think theater is such a delight, even when it’s tragic, there’s something so beautiful and energizing about that experience. And it’s intellectually provoking and emotionally and spiritually provoking. Why would you create a world where the audience that’s been invited in can’t participate? That actually seems like poor sense to me.”
“Art is the great democrat, calling forth creative genius from every sector of society, disregarding race or religion or wealth or color”
John Fitzgerald Kennedy
“I believe that the common man is as apt a subject for tragedy in its highest sense as kings were. It is time, I think, that we who are without kings took up this
bright thread of our history and followed it to the only place it can possibly lead in our time–the heart and spirit of the average man.”
“Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”
G. K. Chesterton
Elitism is the belief or attitude that those individuals who are considered members of the elite — a select group of people with outstanding personal abilities, intellect, wealth, specialized training or experience, or other distinctive attributes — are those whose views on a matter are to be taken the most seriously or carry the most weight.