A Work in Infinite Progress
New York magazine|March 1-14, 2021
For the Wooster Group, theater is a religion and the process is the point. Its latest: a years-in-the-making adaptation of Brecht’s The Mother.
By Helen Shaw

The members of the 46-year-old Wooster Group are the monks of New York theater. They’re our holy fools, who—even when no one is watching—keep the art’s sacred fires burning. Rehearsal isn’t so much a preparation-to-show as it is a kind of religious practice—as endless, deliberative, and open to inspiration as a Shaker meeting.

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