Monday, December 31, 2007

Mosaic has its own blog!

Mosaic Theatre has its own blog, TILES. Mosaic's founder and Artistic Director Richard Jay Simon is its author.

Inspired by the behavior of some recent audiences, he's set out to improve theater patrons' understanding of etiquette:
"I have seen zero Patron Education down here and it’s going to start right now"
He has a point; there's not a performance that goes uninterrupted by chirps, blips and symphonic samples from someone's cel phone.

Back in the 80's, it was beepers; etiquette then was for patrons to leave the beeper in the box office; if it went off, an usher would come and gently tap you on the shoulder, and you'd leave the auditorium to respond to it. Of course, back then it was mostly doctors who used pagers, or other "on call" professionals. But that practice has fallen into disuse, and everyone and their child has a cel phone, and they can't seem to turn them off for even brief periods.

In case you're wondering, yes, I did invite Richard Jay to blog here, but never received a response. The door's still open, and I don't mind if it's select posts from Tiles. The more of us that are talking, the more likely we are to find someone to listen.

Best of luck, and welcome to the Blogosphere!

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