What is the show but the audience? is a series of audio interviews about MIF shows, with Mancunians who don’t normally see shows at the festival. With the promise of a free ticket and free chips/pint/cup of tea afterwards, Jenny invited people to go to see a show with her to find out what they thought. This project hopes to treat new audiences like more than just useful data for venues to analyse, offering the public more authority to define what the theatre means to them and who it might be for.
It was created in response to the festival opening event What Is the City but the People? a piece which presented local people on a catwalk, including people you don’t normally see on a public platform. What is the show but the audience? offered a digital platform for people who are not normally found in an audience.
Listen to more here.