Theatre: An Empathy Playground

Let’s not forget, in this relatively short blip of time when humans aren’t gathering to experience live theatre, the powerful effect that the art form has on our communities.

Theatre encourages empathy by acting as a playground for emotions. In that room, together, we put ourselves in different shoes. As a group, we’re imagining what our lives would be like if we ourselves experienced the stories presented on stage. We feel beautiful sparks of connection when those around us laugh or cry at the same moments we do.

“Ah,” we think.

“I am not alone.”

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