Sunday, April 27, 1969
Theater director Alec Rubin spoke on “theatre of encounter.” Rubin was a member of the Actor’s Studio in their Director’s Unit, worked with the likes of Al Pacino, and was also a therapist.
The announcement for the lecture in the previous week’s New Voice provided some background on the topic:
The play is an existential encounter. The actor’s instrument is his body; to act well, he must know and be willing to accept his own sensations and impulses.
The director must be courageous enough to let emotion and real encounter take place on stage and not stifle the actor’s energy by an over-insistence on style or structure.
The New Voice, April 22, 1969