Why Theater Artists In Taiwan Have To Avoid Politics, Even Though It’s A Democracy (Is The U.S. Headed This Way?)

Stan Lai, the country’s leading playwright-director: “The acute confrontational stance of the two opposing parties has created a fatigue and distaste toward politics in society in general, including the artistic community. … There is no space for objective and rational discourse. That is why artists in Taiwan today naturally gravitate away from dealing with political issues.”