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Beautiful and sad

posted by Megan Wygant on Wed, Jun 17, 2009
in General theatre talk

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Abandoned theatres Our internal staff newsletter can contain wonderful things: announcements of art shows created by coworkers, invitations to plays at local theatres, the occasional good joke, staff gossip, and the like.

Occasionally, there's something beautiful that a member of our staff wants to share with others. Like this: a slideshow of abandoned theatres, found and shared by Ashley Dawn, our prop manager. Check it out.

Thanks for the link, Ashley!

Comments:

Thanks for posting this on here, Megan! I didn't get a chance to look at it the first time around, and it's so beautiful and haunting! I'm torn between thinking "what a waste that all these beautiful spaces are just decaying before our eyes when there are so many people out there who would love to have the opportunity to do work in them" and thinking that some of the spaces are actually more beautiful and evocative in this form than they (probably) were before. Just think of the site-specific performance possibilities! Although the whole "condemned building" aspect might bring up some legal and/or safety issues...

Elana | Wed, Jun 17, 2009


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