Surplus Reality

March 26, 2006

Jacob Moreno had a concept called "surplus reality", which was a space where people could live out alternative realities on stage and try out different ways of behaving in a safe space and get feedback from others. I was listening to This American Life this weekend and they had a story (Mind Games) on an Improv Group in New York who perform "missions" of constructed reality. Sometimes constructing reality can cause pain. Liste to the story on This American Life and read the Improv group's missions.