As Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette begins its 2009-2010 season, we're including a brief series about how the theatre-going experience can be made even more enjoyable for all members of the community.
In his About.com article "What Actors Wish You Knew About About Attending the Theater," Paul Cozby shares thoughts from New York performers about how the audience can influence a show.
One suggestion to audience members from Cozby: become involved with the moment. Live performance gains some of its power because the audience is watching people in real space, rather than pixels or shadows on screens. It can be easy to be pulled into the excitement, so let it happen.
You can read the full article here.
What tips can you share about being a good audience member? What stories do you have about an excellent experience in a theater, or perhaps a humorous or horrific one? Share them in the Comments section.