Theatre & Football, Part 1

Updated: Feb 3, 2020


Football season has started and fans everywhere are getting ready for some football! . However, some of us spend our Sundays in the theatre.

The Theatre and Football are actually more similar than one may at first think. Philosophically speaking, the theatre is the most collaborative art form.  Every person contributes and has to know exactly what their roles are. When all the parts are clicking everything runs smoothly and the show succeeds.  And especially in Football, unlike other sports, each person on every play has an assignment, a job, a role, and each affects the other.  From Lineman to Quarterback, all must work in sync to make each play run properly and help the team succeed.

So theatre, like football, is a truly collaborative process where everyone must work together.  There are more similarities as well: