American Theatre Magazine covers "Archive Fever" Dec 3, 2010

by Jessica

The December issue of American Theatre Magazine includes a feature on Check it out:

In a time when you can access nearly any film via Netflix or YouTube, theatre lags staggeringly behind, rooted in another century. But just because theatre is an ancient art form doesn't mean it needs to thumb its nose at today's technology, especially when it comes to archiving. Yes, part of theatre's beauty is its ephemeral nature, but why not document live performances when there is a desire and a demand? We've seen general manager Peter Gelb's success in doing so with performances of the Metropolitan Opera—why not try it with theatre?

On the Boards, a Seattle not-for-profit that presents international dance, theatre and music, as well as work by Northwest artists, has seized upon this dormant opportunity.

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