Theater, performance art, comedy, and drama
are vital elements of Arete Living Arts productions.
Arete productions usually mix elements to
create experimental forms. Often performances
attempt to keep the audience guessing whether
stage action is scripted for the actors or
a spontaneous expression of true emotions.
Actors are expected to control these fine
lines in order to achieve the artistic goal.
productions also regularly break the fourth
wall to make the audience an integral part
of the performance. When audience reaction
is central to the movement of the production,
the actors are required to improvise while
maintaining the overall direction of the work.
The skills required of actors are far beyond
anything most actors encounter.