Jan 12, 2015
Is community theater important? That's really the question at the heart of this episode's conversation with Eric Bultman, professional actor, director, and executive director of the Sumter Little Theater in Sumter, South Carolina. When it comes to storytelling, what does community theater offer us in a media culture that with alternatives like Broadway, film, and cutting edge television like "Breaking Bad?" Is it possible that community theater is able to create life-changing impact in the local communities that larger entities such as film and Broadway don't...and even can't? That's the question that Eric and I explore in this episode - how local communities can discover their own stories in the theatrical text and how narratives define, shape, and even transform our identities.