In this blog post on Performing Bum, theatre artist Starr Hardgrove explains why the term “our audience” is ineffective and general, and he offers suggestions to make audience interaction more personal. Read the blog post here.
This blog post from Edmonton Journal talks about the premiere of Pig Girl, a play by Colleen Murphy, that had its world premiere at the Theatre Network in November. Both the playwright and artistic director of the company, Bradley Moss, have received backlash for the play due to the title, representation of aboriginal women, and the fact that the playwright is caucasian. I think it’s important to note the feedback they received and how Murphy and Moss handled the question and answer session after a Friday night performance. Read the blog post here.
On HowlRound, playwright Lauren Gunderson discusses the violent nature of a recent comment at an audience talkback after one of her play’s performances and how we need to protect our artists. Read the article here.