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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

(This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) By all accounts Sheila Heti’s play was a failure. The Toronto-based novelist began writing All Our Happy Days Are Stupid when she was twenty-four. Over the years the intervening twelve years the play was subjected [...]

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(This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) When I became Associate Artistic Director at Queens Theatre in 1999, we produced “commercial” plays on the Mainstage by writers such as Neil Simon, Joe DiPietro, Agatha Christie, etc. The audience was mostly [...]

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Only for ‘black’ shows: Black audiences on standby

by Simeilia Hodge-Dallway March 10, 2015 Audience & Community Engagement
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(This post is part of the Audience (R)Evolution online salon curated by Caridad Svich for the TCG Audience (R)Evolution Convening in Kansas City, MO in 2015.) There is something quite disgraceful about the audience engagement process in some of the leading theatres in the UK. I have been approached on more than one occasion by reputable mainstream theatre establishments [...]

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