It is spontaneous, yet it is rehearsed.
It is participatory, yet is is presented.
It is real, yet it is simulated.
It is unique to the moment, and it is not repeatable.
The actors are themselves, yet they are characters.
Those who see.
Those who hear.
Those who watch and listen.
The rapport existing between the actor and the audience.
Live theatre creates a relationship among the audience members.
Live theatre requires less spontaneity.
Live performance has the quality of immedicay.
The mind of the audience.
Its performance - its "playing" - only.
The reading of the script.
The mind of the playwright.