Your reports Find reports Can theatre ever influence people on the same scale as T.V. and film. Can theatre ever influence people on the same scale as T.V. and film. Convener(s): Aaron Minnigin Participants: David X Summary of discussion, conclusions and/or recommendations: Both participants pretty damn negative about the whole possibility of this ever coming off. Influence taken to mean simply getting as large an audience as possible – of course it’s impossible to influence everyone in the same way – each individual has a different experience. Idea of a multi venue event nation wide to try and capture as big an audience as possible i.e. same performance going on in different venues around the country/world. But would each audience receive the same performance ? Idea of tricking people into attending a football stadium then presenting them with a stage show – would probably piss a lot of them off was the general consensus. Idea of the literary aspect of theatre – i.e. the script, being able to reach a far wider audience - but this was due to it’s accessibility and reading script is not going to see/being part of a performance. Idea of films on performances seen as irrelevant – just films then. The ‘no’ answer was undefeated. Overall idea of why would you want to affect a mass audience? Why are we unhappy with just ten people being affected/influenced/witnesses? Is this the inner dictator/megalomaniac?