Lanzillotto tries to read a chapter from her book on stage,
but cannot help getting the audience involved, or to be more clear, there's no such thing as "audience"
in an Annie Lanzillotto show. Even if the audience is stacked with performance artists. Boal called this set of skills "The Joker." Lanzillotto calls it "The Interaction Practitioner."
It's her way of calling life into every space, on stage or not.
Perhaps it comes from growing up amongst depressed adults.
You learn how to bring life into a situation.
Anyway, it works on stage.
Absurdly, this scene ends when Lanzillotto loses her voice in a coughing fit -- her left vocal chord gives out -- paralyzed from radiation treatments of her teenage-hood cancer.
fun and raucous.
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