Our need for absolute self-expression without taboos, as well as the desire to imitate and the need to tell or hear stories, are some of the factors that human beings deal with theater.

The need for relaxation, entertainment and a change of mood is also a key factor in visiting the theater. The theater is a gathering place. Many people come together and share a common experience that can be funny, moving, even provocative. The opportunity to interact with people is invaluable at a period when communication is limited to screens.

Speaking of fun, our memory goes back to ancient Greece where the performances were made to honor Dionysus, god of wine and fertility, one of the gods of Olympus. Dionysus’ followers were satyrs, drunk, half animals, half human beings, and Maenads or “crazy women.”

In ancient Greece the followers of Dionysus sometimes played these roles (pretending to be satyrs or maidens) in their religious ceremonies, with a lot of song, drink, dance and in honor of their god.

The human need for satire, and therefore laughter and entertainment, also leads to today’s comedies, which usually feature contemporary events and comical everyday stories. When the viewer watches a show he/she relaxes, his/her mind focuses on the messages he.she wants to convey whether they are social-political or even humorous.

So we can say that it is necessary to put theater in our life, to look deeper and to do our self-criticism.