Sometimes we can feel as though we are on a “need to know” basis. If you don’t absolutely need to know the reason behind a decision; it’s hard to be given a direction or have a decision made, and not know exactly why.
We do need to know why to a certain extent, otherwise how do we connect to the direction? This happens in theatre often: a direction is given, and for performers, musicians, backstage crew, if the direction is void of purpose, it can be easily forgotten.
However, when there is a direction passed along, more often than not there are more reasons for that direction, that would take too long to explain. This becomes a matter of trust; there needs to be trust between the hierarchy of directors, actors and everyone in a production. I am often reminded to trust more, both in giving and receiving direction.