In this article, Melissa Hillman states the difference between traditionally immersive versus interactive theatre, and she explains the negative effects of forcing audience members to participate in theatre. Read her post here.
Category Archives: Audiences
CNN: Smiling for ‘Auschwitz selfies,’ and Crying into the Digital Wilderness
In light of the discussion that surrounded Kara Walker’s exhibit, a selfie, taken at the former Auschwitz concentration camp, has further sparked debate about where technology meets youth meets history. Read the article here.
GreenStage Theatre Company’s “Othello” Casting Controversy
This article details the controversy surrounding GreenStage, located in Seattle, casting a non-African-American actor as Othello. Read the The Stranger‘s article here.
This response to The Stranger’s article, written by Seattle actor J Reese, highlights the “implicit assumptions” and “White Fragility” that is inherit in both the Seattle theatre community and the theatre community around the country.
Ticketing Today: Entertainment Venue Should Consider Cost Certainty for FansTicketing Today
In this Ticketing Today article, Troy Kirby brings up the issue regarding ticketing prices, and he thinks that venues should take into consideration other cost factors outside of the event itself. Read the article here.
TCG Circle: Bag & Baggage is Unique
This article by Scott Palmer, artistic director of Bag&Baggage in Hillsboro, OR, talks about how their recent grant from Met Life/TCG’s A-Ha Program: Think It, Do It, enabled them to connect with communities unaccustomed to theatre. They discovered how the language they use to talk about their company is hitting their rural neighbors to the west in addition to other discoveries they’ve made in their research. Read the article here.
Arts Journal: We the Audience
American Theatre: Seattle’s TeenTix Offers a Simple and Efficient Solution to Enticing Teens to buy Tickets
This American Theatre article by Eliza Bent shows how Seattle’s TeenTix have lured more teens into buying theatre tickets and what strategies work and what doesn’t. Read the article here.
TCG Conference: To the Mountaintop
At the TCG Conference in San Diego this past June, playwright Kristoffer Diaz (The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity) gave remarks at the To the Mountaintop plenary. The session dealt with the future of diversity and inclusion in theatre. Read Diaz’s speech here.
Chicago Sun-Times: Beyond PG-13: Theatres Divided on Applying Movie-Style Ratings on Productions
This Chicago Sun-Times article talks about how theatre companies are handling applying ratings to their shows. Read the article here.