Quite often, people who have never attended a live theatre performance might not know what behavior is expected of the audience. Because the audience and the performers are all in the same room together, it is important that someone attending a live theatre performance understand and abide by the expectations necessary at such an event. The question is, how do we let people know, in an effective but approachable way, what is expected of them as audience members?
Create a script for a Public Service Announcement (PSA), either for the radio, for TV, or to be shared online, perhaps even all three. How might you communicate the “rules” for audience etiquette in live theatre? In the blog entry, write the script for the PSA. See below for sample formatting:
Speaker 1: This is what the first person says.
Speaker 2: This is what someone else says.(anything that is seen or done by the actors but not spoken is put in parentheses. This can include movements, scene changes, special effects, etc.)*
The PSA should be approximately 30 seconds to a minute when read aloud, which means it will probably be about half a page to a full page, depending on spacing.
Grading Criteria Please ensure that you PSA includes clearly communicated expectations for a live theatre audience. It should be thorough, yet concise; clear yet approachable and easy for the general public to understand