How To Save The Theater

May 19th, 2009, 10:10 am by Sara

Brendan Kiley, writing for Seattle’s alt-weekly The Stranger, lists Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now To Save Themselves that includes common-sense yet inspiring ideas, ranging from offering childcare and building a bar (although probably not in the same room) to forgetting the Shakespeare and focusing on new works instead. Number 4 is my favorite:

“Get them young. Seattle playwright Paul Mullin said it best in an e-mail last week: “Bring in people under 60. Do whatever it takes. If you have to break your theater to get young butts in seats, then do it. Because if you don’t, your theater’s already brokeā€”the snapping sound just hasn’t reached your ears yet.”

Ten Things Theaters Need to Do Right Now To Save Themselves

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