It finally got cold enough for a traditional Fox s’mores night. Brandon lit a fire; audience and actors from Picasso and Bloody Bloody gathered around roasting marshmallows and sipping hot cocoa. And we all discussed the plays and argued a little and told stories.
Some thousands of years ago humans gathered around a fire and Theatre was born.
The stories probably started simple, like what my kids are doing and where is a good place to get food – kind of like the stories around our little fire.
Then they became more complex – teaching, warnings, religion and the beginnings of comedy. I imagine those early campfires were the verbal equivalent of cave paintings. Art.