By Andy Propst on Jan 7, 2009 | In ATW News
How's this for innovative? Portland Center Stage is just about to open Apollo and for this multimedia experience, they are inviting critics to cover the opening night in realtime online. Here's some of what the invite says:
"Normally, Portland Center Stage has a strict no cell phone in the theater policy.
But we thought that the deconstructed, multi-media rich experience of our World Premiere production of Apollo would be the perfect opportunity for our first experiment in blog- and twitter-friendly performance. With that in mind...."
The invitation goes on to explain that the peformance will be "our first ever twitter and blog friendly performance of Apollo. We'll have the balcony reserved for authorized twitterers and bloggers..." The digiterati sitting in the balcony will be able to document their experience of the production live and in the moment.
The theater's really thinking ahead..."We'll have extra power outlets for you to plug into and access to our in house wireless."
Now for anyone who'd like to follow what's happening on opening night of Apollo at Portland Center Stage, you should drop by www.search.twitter.com by searching #apollo.
And until the opening rolls around, you can check out this new trailer for Apollo that samples some of the footage from the workshop productions:
For further information about the show, drop by www.pcs.org
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