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October 27, 2011, by

Theatre & the Internet: A roundtable discussion at UofT

Praxis puts Section 98 on the internet in 2010
– Photo of Melissa Hood by Hugh Probyn
by Aislinn Rose
Later today, I will be joining NOW Magazine‘s Glenn Sumi, The Globe & Mail‘s Kelly Nestruck, and Mooney on Theatre‘s Megan Mooney for a Roundtable Discussion: Theatre Criticism and the Internet.
The panel will be moderated by The University of Toronto’s Michelle MacArthur, a PhD Candidate and Instructor for DRM 231H: Theatre Criticism. Michelle will be leading the discussion around questions of how blogging and social media are changing the nature of theatre criticism, and whether the internet has democratized reviewing, altering the traditional relationships between artists, audiences and critics.
Representing Praxis Theatre on the panel, I’ll be talking about our use of the internet and how it directly feeds our work and relationships with audiences and the indie theatre community.
The event is open to the public, and – inspired by Praxis’ twitter friendly performance of You Should Have Stayed Home – our moderator is encouraging live-tweeting throughout the discussion. So if you can’t attend the event in person, feel free to join the discussion online.
Here’s everything you need to know:
Thursday, October 27th
Robert Gill Theatre
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
214 College St., 3rd Floor

How to follow the panelists on twitter:
Megan Mooney, Mooney on Theatre – @mooneyontheatre
Kelly Nestruck, Globe and Mail – @nestruck
Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine – @glennsumi
Aislinn Rose, Praxis Theatre – @praxistheatre, @AislinnTO

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