Susan Stewart, On Longing (via mythologyofblue)
I question this. In theatre, the only souvenirs are those of the mind. There is no need for an tangible object to help remember (I’ve even stopped taking programs). Even though the “materiality” of theatre escapes it’s not the product of the narrative we are selling. Theatre, and other intangible ephemeral arts, sell experience. Experience happens in the moment, not in the past so there is no need to hold onto a souvenir.