Can new people join communities? Or are they not really part of it because they haven't experienced the same things as everyone else?
We've had some first and second years join the cast for the show recently and they've been fantastic. They came to rehearsals not knowing the story and were either given a script or asked to improvise, they set the bar high with their originality and focus and put the rest of us to shame.
I think that they are just as much an important part of the show and the process as the rest of us, and although they were not involved from the beginning they have sent the project in a new and better direction.