Our topic is the relationship between a storyteller and an audience; we are exploring how that relationship can be played upon, depended upon, removed, manipulated, stretched, or made unclear. What separates the audience from the listener? How can a storyteller make use of and learn to exist in that unique space?
This week, Joseph and Megan are exploring uniting the audience through vocal and physical engagement. Amara is focusing on the ways that an audience can affect story content by either rejecting or accepting the invitation of the storyteller. Finally, Tasya will be exploring different ways for an audience and a storyteller to create and be in a physical space together. We propose that the relationship between the storyteller and the audience is more fluid than Lipman’s article – or, for that matter, any given audience – might suggest.