Theatre is the systematic analysis of human behavior across timelines. It studies the action unit of the characters interacting with each other under a predetermined fate and changes the perspective given to audiences to find the answers to moral questions.
Written out mathematically, the formula for theatre is
Where ‘a,b,c,d…’ are the character types based on real or imaginary people; ‘y’ is the time period by which they are influenced morally, socially, and legally; ‘z’ is the constant of the script, also called the action units, by which all the characters are bound; and ‘x’ is the answer to the question “what if?” The “what if” is the moral lesson the play teaches the audience, which changes based on the perspective of the director.
Theatre is a field that teaches the students and professionals how to analyze patterns of behavior to find trends in order to make predictions. It is a skill that becomes useful in the occupational fields of law, politics, policy planning, development, marketing, commerce, and sales, once the expert learns the policies, procedures, and special language of those fields. Theatre challenges both the right-side brain creative thinking and the left-side brain logic/logistical application in an environment of full engagement and fun. It encourages expansion of learning beyond what the trainees and experts think they know.