“The Realities of Fiction: ANY 4 ACTS by Already Not Yet/No Collective” | Studies in Theatre and Performance (38-1), 2018, Routledge


The new issue of Studies in Theatre and Performance (Routledge) will feature a detailed re-view of ANY 4 ACTS that we staged in Berlin and Cyprus last March/April. Written by Cody Eikman, the piece describes and analyzes the series of events we enacted from the situated standpoint of one particular audience which reveals an implicit mechanism at work behind the surface disjointness between the four “acts.”

[Follow-up (May 2018): After going through the necessary edits and corrections, a peer-reviewer (whose rather redundant job is to review reviews) requested the re-viewer to make some connection with “exterior discourse,” by which he meant theories and works that are currently fashionable in academia. Since the methodology chosen to write the text, namely to describe and analyze the series of events from the situated standpoint—”itinerary of thoughts” and “trajectory of experience”—of one particular audience who experienced them made it difficult to include such references in the main text, and also because the list of people and issues the peer-reviewer listed up appeared arbitrary and irrelevant to the work being reviewed, the re-viewer offered instead to discuss such matters in a footnote. He received an angry reply from the editor of the journal who was somehow agitated by this response. We thank Cody for allowing us to publish it here instead.]