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I have never been to a live play performance before but I have seen one on video I loved it as though I was reading a great storybook being able to stop at anytime and pick up where I left off but I never thought about the relationship between the performers and the audience Nor did I think of the impact of all of the aspects that deal with creating a play and giving a great performance For my first live play I went to go see Polaroid Stories a play I thought would not be so shocking to a first time audience member I was wrong this play almost literally looked me in the face and slapped me The play had the look of a run down playhouse that had little funding and little direction but I later pieced it together that they made it part of the play and obviously you are not supposed to see those who are back stage directing Additionally I over looked the performers costumes the stage lighting and set design everything I took for granted I thought I could see the props and everything that was strategically placed or used but I missed them all I was surprised at how these people in charge took the look of a run down playhouse and made it their stage This was life on lifes canvas and it was totally different from watching television Everything became so tangible and real For a moment I lost my self and really got into the play I didnt think I was watching a group of people on a set acting for my entertainment I felt I was actually watching life As if I stepped out of my body for a moment and walked the streets seeing the life of these street kids You cant exactly get that from television your mind is constantly running when you watch this play The fact that the
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