When asked a few months ago to say a few words of introduction for the Presentations of the Covenant Players, I was more than a little diffident about doing so, The bete noire for many performing artists as for painters and poets is over- explanation. If a piece needs a great deal of interpretation before and after, it tends to lose its primary impact which should be direct and immediate. As an occasional and very amateur painter I now something of the frustration attendant upon the question: "What are you trying to say?" I have been tempted to round on the questioner with the brusque response: "What I have been trying to say is this picture."
Goetz, Joseph W.
"Passages and Epiphanies,"
University of Dayton Review: Vol. 14:
3, Article 12.
Available at: https://ecommons.udayton.edu/udr/vol14/iss3/12