How technical culture’s hierarchies both strengthen and weaken the theatre

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The sharply defined hierarchies of theatre life mean that those who work in technical fields have a rigorously policed identity, which builds camaraderie at the expense of rejecting outsiders.

Live performance relies on people. The people who watch it, the people who make it. But some of these makers seem to matter more than others. The spotlight's circle of attention or the program's credits tells all watchers, on both sides of the curtain, who we should pay attention to and who we shouldn't.

Madeline Taylor

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