New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants

New Plays Turn Passive Audience Members Into Participants 
May 27, 2013
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=186812251

Several productions in New York’s smaller theaters aren’t content with providing passive experiences — the audience is asked to participate.
Here Lies Love, a new David Byrne musical about Imelda Marcos at the Public Theater, is set in a disco and the audience moves around, from scene to scene, dancing all the while.
Natasha, Pierre and the Comet of 1812, is an electronic pop opera based on a portion of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, and is set in a Russian restaurant where audiences are served a meal and vodka as part of the performance.

Here Lies Love
http://www.davidbyrne.com/here_lies_love

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