Artistic Director

To be an artistic director, in a theatrical setting, is to express an imagination with the intention of presenting its manifestations before an audience.

All artistic directors of any worth will have explored the imaginations of many other persons, across many centuries.  They will have done so whilst developing their own enlightened imaginations through the harmonious interplay of beauty, understanding and magnificence.

The imagination of the artistic director associated with this ethereal theatre is obviously somewhat extraordinary yet impeccably harmonious and amazingly enlightened.  That imagination will only reveal itself to you through your own imagination, at least if you have the ability to perform a proper invocation.

Choosing a suitable medium requires appropriate direction.  You have been chosen by the artistic director of this ethereal theatre to be a medium of strong, enlightened leadership in the world.

There are many forms of direction, very few of which are particularly artistic.

You may even consider yourself to be some sort of director.

How do you usually direct dialogues of enlightenment?

The artistic director expects a sprezzatura approach to be conveyed by all performers involved in enlightening dialogues.  There are no unenlightening dialogues permitted here.

As an enlightened being, the artistic director knows that good dialogues rarely result in agreement.  To reach agreement is not the purpose of such a dialogue.  The purpose is to open the minds of audience members to differing yet equally reasonable points of view about very important matters.

Dialogue is all most people possess as a way to gain mutual understanding yet there are many individuals who prefer to ignore reasonable points of view if an idea happens to conflict with their own beliefs.

As with all other forms of art, the purpose of a dialogue is to bring the imagination to life.

How often do you participate in dialogic learning?

How do you usually contribute to a Socratic dialogue?

The artistic director of the Ethereal Theatre of the Twaklinesque invites you to direct the pace of the dialogues in which you are a performer.

If your responses are usually slow, you will probably prefer to participate in a suspense.

If your responses are usually quick, you will probably prefer to participate in a comedy.

Enlightening dialogues often require consistent definitions and descriptions.

Enlightened, elegant, egalitarian dialogues are the only reasonable sort and therefore the only ones likely to be sufficiently entertaining to the usual audiences here.

Yet any sort of dialogue can be enlightening when used to examine abuses of power, abuses of time and abuses of taste.

The key is to know what is reasonable and what is not.