How Are Audiences Adapting to the Age of Virtual Theatre?

by Moscowhite • Daniel Chapman,

…we are undergoing a worldwide reconstrual of what it means to be a member of the crowd.

It’s easy to forget that, in the theatre, each ticket buyer plays a role. The quality of our attention, silent or ecstatic, galled or bored, is a kind of freestanding, always improvising character, and makes each in-person performance unrepeatable. Call it the congregational art, and remember how you once practiced it: it has something to do with location, and feeling, and your invisible relationship with individual performers and the whole panoply of action on the stage.