Why Theater Majors Are Important in Our High-Tech World

“Theater (slow, communal, physical) may be the cure for what ails us in the digital world,” writes Tracey Moore in The Chronicle of Higher Education. According to Moore, today’s students are unfamiliar with the experience of being alone with their thoughts or of following their thoughts, unimpeded, wherever they might travel. And cellphone use is altering modes of attention, reducing eye contact, hurting necks and hands, and changing our brains and sleep cycles. Moore continues: The skills you learn as …

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Is This an Age of Blockbusters in Live Entertainment?

This piece makes a very compelling case for the death of the “Long Tail” and the fact that we are in the age of the blockbuster. Not only do I believe it, but I’ve been saying for years that the Long Tail is mostly myth. If you’re producing live entertainment, you understand this. When The Book of Mormon comes into your market, it’s going to get disproportionate attention. When the Red Sox are in the playoffs, that will dominate people’s …

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