Many peers and colleagues of mine often take to social media to vent the frustration of seeing an audience member on their phone while you’re trying to give them your best face-melting belt. I get it, It’s disrespectful and really jarrring. BUT, As someone who loves technology and the doors it can open, I’m not going to go as far as agreeing with the keyboard warriors taking to twitter proclaiming that phones have no place in theatre. Sorry.
If anything, I think they have a really exciting and rightful place in theatreland. Problem is that you need to welcome it, embrace it and include it in the very creation of your musical from the off.
Here is a list of 10 ways we can theoretically intergrate mobile phones in theatre. The idea is that if you give an audience a place and time for smartphones, they should stay off them for the remainder of the show.Read More