With no lines to work through or scenes to memorize, “you’re present and feeling all those feelings,” Socolofsky, a co-leader of the group said. And performing without a specific story arch in mind makes it difficult, if not impossible, to make mistakes. 

Plays provide the intimacy of a living, breathing moment but also allow for a degree of emotional distance. As spectators rather than participants, play-goers may pick up on insights that are easily missed when one is overwhelmed with the day-to-day details of their own life.