By Robert Gard

"Perhaps because of the demands upon such men (the leaders), because of the very complexity of the things they attempted, they did not bring themselves to write down their experiences, let alone their dreams.  Consequently, the wealth of their experience has not been returned to the people.  Who knows how American theater might have flourished had the people been able to comprehend the dreams these men had dreamed for them or what developments of native playwriting and native literature might have been accomplished if the people had not only comprehended but had actually been able to put such dreams into practice.  Somehow it is only by flowing it back to the people that experiences and idealism can mean anything."

 Robert Gard, Grassroots Theater, 1954

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Robert Gard. “Quotation: Flowing it Back to the People.” September 16, 2014.

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