In his book Poetics, Aristotle argued that tragic drama can elevate how we experience fear and pity—two emotions that help shape our experience of life. The broad implication is that the task of art is to help us flourish, to be “virtuous,” in Aristotle’s special sense of that word: that is, to be good at living, even in challenging circumstances. One of the most important aspects in the study of theatre and the creative process is self-discovery and change resulting from those self-discoveries. Reflecting on experiences and insights gained from those experiences is a key element on this journey of awareness we will take together. The idea of theatre is that what is presented on stage will be life changing for the artists presenting it and the audience that will experience it.