The Phenomenology Reading Group

We’re meeting four times in July on JRS’s porch to ponder phenomenology as a possible framework for understanding audience engagement. This is Zac Gungl critiquing classical phenomenology’s rejection of materiality, […]

Open Design

Like other fields influenced by the ‘open movement,’ such as open source software, open science, and open technology, open design is closely connected to the rise of computers and internet […]

The Elements of Meaning Making and Audience Engagement

The audience is never simply a passive spectator. Upon entering the theatre space they are immediately engaged in meaning-making processes that draw from personal contexts, dominant ideologies, and the systems […]

Bennett on Audience Reception: Beyond the Inner and Outer Frames

Susan Bennett, in her book entitled “Theatre Audiences: A Theory of Production and Reception”, proposes that audience responses are shaped by two overlapping ‘frames’, an inner frame and an outer […]