The Oxford dictionary defines a "conduit" as: N. A person or organization that acts as a channel for the transmission of something.
This theatre company, Conduit Theatre, hopes to be a channel of a type of theatre steeped in resonance and spirituality.
Our working definition of Spiritual is a combination from the dictionary and Friedrich Schleiermacher:
A process of personal transformation, enabling a person to discover the essence of his or her being, "based on the sense and taste of the infinite".
For Resonant, our working definition also comes from the dictionary:
Filled with a deep, full, reverberating sound; having particular meaning or importance to someone.
So these two qualities are what we strive for with our work.
How do we do that? What is our process?
We have four guides to our work:
- All walks of life will be welcome to the table to enjoy our work. Inclusivity will be considered most important when creating our work. We do not want to make work only for adults, or only for children, or only those who appreciate the arts, or those who don't. Our work must strive for all backgrounds and culture.
- It must be rooted in action. No overly psychological, "talking head" kitchen-sink dramas where people sit around. Something must be HAPPENING on stage.
- It must move the heart.
- Our work must be the product of JOY and GENEROSITY. We want to infect the world with these qualities.
Furthermore, we have a three-pronged approach to our work:
- TO CREATE: Devising new work which is in alignment with our mission and the guidelines of our work.
- TO CURATE: Producing and promoting events in service to our community by bringing together artists of multiple disciplines to enrich the artistic landscape.
- TO COLLABORATE: Working with organizations and other artists to enhance and promote the quality of work through workshops, co-devised projects, and consultation work.
This blog in particular will be a place to continue to strive towards articulation of a Theatre of Spirituality, where the work moves through the artists, rather than by the artist.
Thank you so much for your attention, and your support as we embark on this journey.