This chapter deals with many forms of Contemporary AmericanTheatrethat are outside the “norm” or the “mainstream” of commercial entertainment. Wilson talks about the lack of government support for the arts in this country, and cuts to the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) program. Do you believe that the government should encourage and financially supporttheatre(as in most European countries), even non-traditionaltheatre, or should alltheatrebe profitable and self-sufficient? Is the quality and diversity oftheatreeffected by a purely capitalist approach? Be sure to use clear examples with support.