Julia Frey posted
"Dr. Steve Brule, Artaud scholar/shushi lover"
Sebastien Trainor posted
"Nothing interests me except what addresses itself directly to my flesh. Theater of cruelty means a theater difficult and cruel for myself first of all. And, on the level of performance, it is not the cruelty we can exercise upon each other, but the much more terrible and necessary cruelty which things can exercise against us. The spectator who comes to our theater must know that he is to undergo a real operation in which not only his mind but his senses and his flesh are at stake. Henceforth he will go to the theater the way he goes to the surgeon or the dentist. In the same state of mind—knowing, of course, that he will not die, but that it is a serious thing, and that he will not come out of it unscathed. He must be totally convinced that we are capable of making him scream. "