What's the difference between narrative & patterns?
Narrative ASSUMES an outcome by way of structure.
Patterns ALLOWS flexiblity by way of freeing oneself of any outcome.
This is the teaching Jesse credits most for his success. By freeing oneself from a desired outcome or structure, the player is liberated in identifying & strengthening the pattern. He can apply contrast or create pattern variety as needed to what would typically be called a "story."
However, to someone actively INSIDE the story ... There is no story. Only patterns & variations.
Jesse Spots is a former intern at The New Movement Theater, spanning four different theater locations.