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Social Media as Cultural Stage: Co-creation, Audience Collaboration and the Construction of Theatre Cultures

  • Bree HadleyEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter examines the uptake of social media as a tool for theatre audience engagement, development, assessment and evaluation. Examples of efforts to get a community invested in theatre works, theatre workers, and their personal, social and professional lives via social media in one local context in Brisbane, Australia, provide insights into what sparks or fails to spark meaningful debate about the industry and the industry’s impact in the public sphere. The role of well-meant advice from a range of experts in creating the conditions of possibility for such debates or, paradoxically, constraining such debates emerges as a central concern for those theatre makers looking to use the technology to invite the public into a co-creative position in their processes.

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  1. 1.Queensland University of TechnologyBrisbaneAustralia

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