When Peter Brook talks about "Living Theatre" he isn't talking about zombie resurrections of successful shows of yore. Sure, those shows can earn/adapt/grow in their reiteration, but they hardly have a living impact outside of the seeing place. Brook is talking about a company that tries to make waves. The Living Theatre may have been among the weirdest of the weird, but at least they believed in something outside of their medium.
I'm starting to believe that the only way to avoid this emptiness that haunts me even during the most impeccably rendered productions is to guide more of my personal work toward the reality that exists outside the theatre. If I have to start making theatre on my own, then I have to make responsible work. Work that looks out at the world immediately surrounding it. In other words, to capture reality and bring it in to the theatre. I want to start making real theatre.
Remember when it was hip to want a better world?
There's got to be a way to keep it real.