Live theatre as co-creation: how to produce a 2.9 kiloton explosion on stage

At a panel discussion at The Grand Theatre on Thursday, playwright Trina Davies said that the distinctive difference between theatre and film is that the experience of a live performance is co-created with the audience. At the movies, the actors don’t know you are there. There is no relationship whatsoever. In theatre, the experience is …

Judging the Guy with the Blackberry

An inter­est­ing moral­ity is devel­op­ing around the pub­lic use of mobile tech­nol­ogy: There is an indi­vid­ual, madly typ­ing into their small elec­tronic device, seem­ingly aloof to every­thing around them. Are they dis­con­nected from the real world? Are they miss­ing out on human con­tact with their imme­di­ate real­ity? And here’s the emo­tional jugu­lar: does their use …