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  1. Do we use acting in our everyday lives? What are some instances when we do? How do these “performances” differ from stage performances? Are actors who perform autobiographical work simply being themselves onstage?
  2. Is a universal language of emotional expression possible? Why or why not?
  3. What are some of the arguments in favor of non-traditional casting? Should all roles be open to all actors? Why or why not?
  4. If you were a director, which actor-training style do you think you might encourage actors to use in a production of She Kills Monsters and why?
  5. How does audience seating reflect social hierarchies today? Should theatre seating strive to be completely egalitarian? Why or why not?
  6. To what extent should theatre practitioners take into account audience comfort? For example, should old spaces be adapted to modern expectations of comfort? What is the benefit of preserving the historical accuracy of such spaces at the expense of audience comfort? Why might a practitioner want audience discomfort to be part of the theatrical experience?
  7. Should artists make efforts to create theatre spaces in neighborhoods that do not have them? Should cities be responsible for helping establish these spaces? What responsibilities, if any, do artists have to the community in which they are working?
  8. How would you design the audience seating for She Kills Monsters?
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