By Alix Milne, Marketing Intern at The Public Theater
On Saturday, March 19, 2011 The Public Theater was proud to team up with The American Theatre Wing and 2AM Theatre to host our first Theatre Tweet-Up. Theatre professionals, bloggers, and enthusiasts gathered at our downtown space for an hour and a half to talk shop, this time in more than 140 characters. We were pleased to put faces and full names to numerous friends who we could previously only recognize by their Twitter handles. Light snacks fueled excited conversations about current theatre offerings around the country and much-anticipated upcoming productions.
Among those who joined us for the festivities were theatre blogger (and unofficial event photographer) Jonathan Mandell (@NewYorkTheater), President of The American Theatre Wing Howard Sherman (@HESherman), and 2AMt blogger David J. Loehr (@2amt). Mr. Mandell covered the event on The Faster Times, and blogger The Resident Artist (@residentartist) composed a great post about the Tweet-Up, available here.
After the event, Mr. Sherman tweeted that it was “Fascinating to see people connect in analog world,” while @TheNYGalavant commented, “It was really nice to humanize the twitter experience with the theater professionals & aficionados with whom we tweet.”
As an added bonus, attendees caught a glimpse of the cast of THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL’S GUIDE TO CAPITALISM AND SOCIAL ISM WITH A KEY TO THE SCRIPTURES passing through the lobby on their way to rehearsal. That’s the great thing about our space: theatre lovers and theatre artists from a wide range of projects cross paths here every day.
Thanks so much to everyone who attended and made the event a great success. We look forward to continuing the conversation online!