According to acclaimed theater director Peter Brook, theater is the synthesis of arts. It connects the motifs from other branches of arts and adds new contents to them. This is the motto of the Symposium. The object that serves the theatrical art is only a supplementation of these contents, and frequently it acts as neutral background. One may say that theater may exist whenever there is a need for it. Hence the question of the theater’s place in the modern world. Fast pace of recording and messaging technologyseems to push out the theater. This is another issue which should be examined in that context.To put it in other words, one could look for changes in the theater’s modern structures that affect its shape. This is directly related to the form and function of the theatrical object. In that case, another issue is whether the theater’s architecture is up to date with the needs that may arise, and whether the direction of this evolution is consistent with those changes. This is where the stage arranger comes in, along with the audience and the actors, which are described by the modern-day theater language as participants. Returning to Peter Brook’s claim, one may wonder whether the modern-day theater really translates using all available means the things that are non-translatable.
The purpose of the Symposium is not to find a solution to those problems or other issues that may follow from them; it is an attempt to identify the modus vivendi for the things that are physically stable and those that are variable. The THEATER’S rich background focuses on the definition of the THEATER and should be the core of the investigations.