I use the word das to describe my aesthetic. It's a sort of matrix.
It's now the prefix I've given to a bunch of my projects. I love using it to be simultaneously pretentious
(I am making Das Theatre—The Theatre!)
but also not serious at all...
"Is this das?"
"That is not das"
"Oh this is SO DAS"
A brief history of das: During the fall of 2016, my colleagues at HowlRound Theatre Commons were (jokingly) describing the performances they saw in Eastern Europe as "so das"... and I mistook it for some sort of academically cannonized word. It seemed to encapsulate everything I was drawn towards: anti-American/Aristotelian living room drama, via fluorescent lights and fake blood.
if you want examples of things i consider *das*
check out my blog series: The Daily Das