Fixing theater ain’t complicated, folks. In fact, a bunch of theater artists figured it out in less than 140 characters.
Simon Ogden of The Next Stage challenged people to offer their own #fixtheatre tweet, and there are a whole bunch of great ideas. Some of my favorites:
thenextstagemag: Convince each large civic theatre to foster one indie company on a side stage per year, as many productions as they can fit.
autoblot: Develop resources to help small companies learn how to reach beyond the ‘family and friends’ audience.
theatre_20: foster a new generation of theatre-goer’s by creating theatre that is about them rather than their ancestors.
nyneofuturists: be willing to change start times, audience/stage layout, and allow beer.
macwrites: Playwrights: write plays that you yourself would honestly set aside an evening to go out & see (even if no friends are in it).
There are about 40 more ideas, all right here. Or search for #fixtheatre on Twitter.