“All the world’s a stage” – Shakespeare
We are all actors in the theatre of life and we all play our parts, consciously or unconsciously
At this moment in time – in space and time – we find ourselves in a shifting paradigm
In the old (still present) age it has felt like the stage had been set. Most of us have simply been reading our lines without questioning why we were in the theatre in the first place.
In the new age our roles will be more clear. A more constructive, creative paradigm is about to appear.
The old, decaying stage has been taken over by bad actors. It is rapidly deteriorating and ethical actors are looking for an ascending stage to board.
Standing on the edge of the old, looking out for something new, a new stage comes into view.
While the old stage required clever acting with sophisticated masks, the new one calls for simplicity, authenticity and sincerity. It is also looking for hard workers that are up to the task.
Old stage acting on the new platform is bound to fail, because as we shift, masks come off and stage curtains lift. Roles are changing.
Transitioning actors are rewriting the script and making sure that parts are flipped, from low to high-end performances.
By taking the spectator’s view, scriptwriting actors carefully observe themselves. Here they self-identify areas that need improvement.
The most challenging part is for actors to acknowledge their own low-level acting. Those who do, will understand how to go through.
A drama, once scripted to end in tragedy, is being reworked into a coming-of-age tale of transformation, rebirth and altered fate.
Should the old stage fall away (a real possibility) early-bird actors will already be in another play. This is a multi-dimensional theatre.
The transformation of surface acting to core acting is being helped along by a new element filtering into the auditorium. The atmosphere is changing.
Although the new stage promises to accommodate all willing actors from the old play, many of them remain more comfortable with decay.
The old and new stages overlap, but eventually from each other they will shift away. Making the transition sooner will be easier than later.
The new paradigm is not for the faint-hearted. It will demand active stage maintenance and committed stage management from the outset while acting responsibly towards the entire spectrum of life within the theatre.
This project is not for the faint-hearted. If you can find your heart you can find your way. That is the reason why, at the end of the day each scriptwriter will have a say about the final stage in his or her own play.
By J.J. Montagnier
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[Updated/edited: 23 April 2019; originally published: June 15, 2016]
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