Rehearsed and coerced: Creating counter indications

Jeff McMahon

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The experience of audiences at performative events is too often devoid of stakes. Counter Indications examined how a theatrical installation can use media and spatial design to bring a passive audience into the decision-making process, and past the comfortable catharsis of traditional theatre to experience some of the implications of government-sanctioned interrogation and torture.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)33-51
Number of pages19
JournalTDR - The Drama Review - A Journal of Performance Studies
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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