show is an opportunity for some kind of collective conversion.
A show is a sequence of events and experiences designed to win
the undivided attention of an audience. Whether for the sake of
amusement or for transformation, the ultimate goal of any show
is to turn passive spectators into active participants; to break
the isolating fourth wall and to make us once again aware of the
valuable benefits that accrue to us when we reframe ourselves
as a collective.
show needn't be theatrical, though depending on the size
of your audience, you will find some measure of theatricality
to be highly useful. A show does however need to have a theme
and a means provided for exploring that theme, and this means
must allow for multiple modes of individual interpretation and
participation. An experienced storyteller knows that he must apply
taste and style to the task so that collective conversion can
be made real.