Slipped Disc, Son of Semele Theater

Photo Credit: Green Card Theatre

Slipped Disc by Ingrid Lausund.

Mayank Keshaviah – LA Weekly

Bertolt Brecht, in defining his vision of “epic theater,” coined the term Verfremdungseffekt, or “alienation effect,” which implied that in order to be effective, theater should keep an audience from fully losing itself in the story being told. Playwright Ingrid Lausund, also German, seems to have embraced Brecht’s vision, but she and Green Card Theatre perhaps take the concept of alienation further than the master had intended.   Read more…