Theater is a thing, but that isn't what theater usually looks like. Especially from EtR's end, like, I don't know him very well but my impression of the sort of player he is says he isn't really into the overly emotional distancing stuff.
I guess they could have day chat and it was all coordinated but [warning, modgaming] I don't think Cantrip usually gives wolves day chat. His last two games were night chat only.
Like, if you think my read on EtR's playstyle is wrong or that they do have day chat or something, I'm all ears. I did follow up that statement with a request for more information from people who disagree.