Behind the name
"The fourth act sort of makes or breaks a show.
They used to call it the 'Sensation Scene' - because the idea is to overwhelm your audience's senses, to the end of building the truest illusion of reality... to make people think, for just a second, that what they're seeing is real and dangerous and sort of novel."
-AN OCTOROON, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
The People of Fourth Act