In today’s New York Times you might have seen a piece about Patti LuPone and her response to audience rudeness. Well, la diva famously suffers no fools gladly and put her foot down. In today’s paper she issues a stern warning about the use of electronic devises by audience members during artists’ performances. Apparently the use of cameras, cell phones, videos, etc. during live performances have reached epic proportions despite the pleas of theaters before a performance begins.
ArtSake wants to know if you have experienced these issues either as an audience member or in presenting your own work, and more importantly, how did you deal with it?