To Be or Not To Be … Interactive

Pete Miller poses an interesting question on 2AMt blog: Do we need more theatre in which audiences take an active role? He starts the discussion by dividing theater into two categories. He explains that the first category is “Sit-down-and-shut-up” theatre, “meaning theatrical productions in which the audience is fundamentally expected to watch attentively but take no action that might disrupt the flow of performances or distract other audience members.” The second is “Don’t-just-sit-there-do-something” theatre, “meaning theatrical productions in which the …

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