Season 26 / 2019-2020
A SEASON OF RISK
“If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.”
Risk is a paradox.
We try to avoid or reduce risk, but we also seek it out — on roller coasters, in casinos, skydiving.
Dangerous and exhilarating. Life threatening and life affirming.
It would be foolish to risk your life, but is it foolish to risk your life for a loved one? Or for an ideal?
It would be irrational to jump out of a tenth story window, but is it irrational if you’re trying to escape a burning building? Or if you’re a professional stunt woman?
Theatre is full of risks. Making theatre is like leaping off a cliff or crossing the highway blindfolded. You know where the journey starts but can’t know when, where, or how it ends.
Dangerous and exhilarating.
This season — our 26th — we continue to pursue and embrace the risks of developing and producing new performance, driven by the passionate vision of the many artists who’ll call Firehouse their home this year.
“Art advances between two chasms, which are frivolity and propaganda. On the ridge where the great artist moves forward, every step is an adventure, an extreme risk. In that risk however, and only there, lies the freedom of art.”
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