Chisa Hutchinson: We were talking earlier about how people hear spectacle and they think, “Oh, the cheap thrills. The things [we] do to get butts in the seats,” and I’m like no, it has the potential to be so much more. How do you define spectacle for yourself?
Tina Howe: For me, writing plays is all about spectacle, since I go out of my way to recreate settings I’ve never seen on stage. [I] set a play in a museum since it’s a temple of silent viewing where nothing really happens. [It has] a cast of 45 . . . and believe it or not, it’s my most successful play—done all over the country—both in real museums and on a variety of university stages.
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