"The question that we dramaturgs need to ask ourselves is, to paraphrase American Cosmos series guru and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson, “How big is our theatrical universe? How big is our dramaturgical universe?”
We can no longer afford to ask the old questions. Theatre no longer can devolve around merely the latest variation on the family drama. Our universe must be larger than that. Our questions must be large public questions about the polarizations of attitudes in our society and world culture. And theatre must be living, breathing, and wrestling at that level."
Please follow the link to read the full interview in issue no.12 of Critical Stages: http://www.critical-stages.org/12/questioning-spirit-dramaturgy-in-america