Creative and performing arts are a time-honored way of paying attention. When issues are complex and difficult, active and interactive experiences and storytelling becomes a forum for exploration, expression, and development of dialogue and strategy. The creative arts produce a shared experience of language and actions, whether it is in theatre or through local galleries, libraries, museums, houses of worship and conversation groups. It is an inclusive and social way to mirror dilemmas and offer insights into possible actions and answers. Since theatre is a collaborative art that employs components of other visual and performing arts, it provides a core experience, which can radiate out into other artistic and creative endeavors. When created within and by local communities, theatre can provide a local relevance while grounded in the universal aspects of human experience. Most importantly, theatre is simultaneously a social, communal and individual experience. It is a way to engage people on several levels, allowing people to think together, to trace possibilities for themselves and others. It is communication on both an individual and social level. It is also a means for exploring those questions that are difficult to ask and to answer, particularly in isolation….like the questions we all have about the final act of life.