I really like your response and agree with it. The audience is one of the most important elements to any show and it’s always good to try and keep the audience engaged and “participating”. In fact one of the things that drew me to the Blank Line Collective ( for more information see www.blanklinecollective.com ) was a particular part of their vision statement. “We do not want our audience to sit back; we want them to sit forward.”
In the end the best shows depend on the audiences reactions to what they are seeing not the type of stage it’s on. Its funny how sometimes a theatre can get so caught up in the business of theatre that they seem to care more about the audiences money, and not about giving the audience their money’s worth, so to speak. Story telling in all of its forms depends primarily on the fact that the story needs to be heard, otherwise why tell the story in the first place.