Production

The Survival of Theatre

I read an article in The Toronto Star this week about Acting Up Stage Theatre Company. They’re producing the musical Edges which was written by two University of Michigan students. The musical has had quite a viral effect apparently, gaining underground interest across the country. I was most interested in the way the company is approaching the production. Read about it here:

This is how theatre will survive. Four actors, four stools, finding a space where you can, thinking of the production as an event as a means of communicating, using material that speaks instead of material that caters to the lowest common denominator. Just doing it. Theatre will always go on. Will it change? Of course. Is Broadway in trouble? Maybe. But there is no ‘death of the theatre.’

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Lindsay Price