Tag Archives: Audience

“Do We Really Need Another TV Show About Rich White People?”

I read that criticism as part of a longer comment dismissing HBO’s Girls the other day, and it’s one that I’m sure we’ve all seen a number of places, both specifically concerning shows about ‘privileged white people’ and more generally about any group that the commenter feels is excessively produced. Other examples: “Do we really need another […]

What About 10-Minute Play Parties (and More)?

Pete Miller‘s still got me thinking about new and different ways to “diversify theatre production,” “reinvent theatre marketing” and “create playgoing as a hobby.” What about 10-minute play parties? Mr. Miller discussed this in his most recent post about new ways to diversity, referencing the Actors Salon, and really I’m just expanding on that idea […]

What About Food Truck Theatre?

Pete Miller‘s got me thinking about new and different ways to “diversify theatre production,” “reinvent theatre marketing” and “create playgoing as a hobby.” What about food truck theatre? What about theatre out of the side of a truck, or in the bed of a truck, with a simple but attractive set? It could be short […]

Why Don’t Regional Theatres Do Open Runs?

No, seriously, I’m seriously asking the question.  Not rhetorically; I’m not trying to make a backdoor argument that theatre companies should do open runs via the Socratic method or anything.  I really want to know.  I’ve been thinking about it for a while, and I feel unable to produce a clear answer myself.  So here’s my assorted […]

Should Political Art Be Entertaining?

This will be rambly: So tonight are the first of two performances of the Election Day Plays 2012 that I’ve been organizing, and I’ve been thinking a little about the nature of political art, particularly political theatre. I think when most people hear “political theatre” they think “OH GOD NO.”  They presume what they see will be […]

Sister Cities, Sister Theatre Scenes

Why don’t the theatre scenes in individual cities set up sister-city type relationships? There could be a theatre venue in each city of a sister-city pair that is specifically devoted to importing works from the other city.  There could be a generalized initiative to get local theatres in both cities to pay special attention to each other […]

A Horror Movie That Would Scare Me

I’ve never been much scared by scary movies.  (I think the last one was It, when it came out two decades ago.)  But I do get scared or at least creeped out by scary video games like this one.  I was trying to figure out why that is, and I came to the conclusion that, […]