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Finally, every fifteen seconds throughout the entire performance, an actor playing the Shaman of Time (Death) announced the actual dock time. The Money Tower (1975), the second Pittsburgh play, focuses on one ofthe houses of enslavement analysing the enslaving power of money. It was presented in severallocations including outside the gates of a steel mill as workers were changing shifts. A tower is erected eleven metres tall with five acting levels, graphically demonstrating the position of the worker in the capitalist society.
Able to take more and more control of the total work'. IY Although some members of the company contributed more to a production than others, beginning with Mysteries nearly all the productions were created collectively. In general the collective process involved discussion, improvisation, and research. Beck and Malina continued to provide the over-all view, the structuring of the works, and whatever writing was required. The techniques they used over the years comprise a catalogue of nearly all the techniques associated with the alternative theatre in Europe and America.
According to the play the people are now ready to work together for the revolution. During the Action part of this rung discussions are begun on the formation of revolutionary cells for radical action to continue work during and/or after the performance. 21 American Alternative Theatre 6. It begins with 'The Rite ofUniversal Intercourse' in which the performers lie on the stage floor in their semi-nude state entwined in a mass embrace - caressing and undulating . Spectators who join in are welcomed.