Not the audience of the future: the audience of now

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Meg Upton and Naomi Edwards

Theatre companies love the sales from student audiences but are often unprepared for an interactive, digitally savvy audience.

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Bell Shakespeare Learning in action at Carclew

About the author

Meg Upton is an experienced drama educator, researcher and youth arts worker in both the arts and education sectors. As education manager at the Malthouse Theatre 2000–08 she created a range of programs and projects that connected young people with practising artists in professional arts settings.

Naomi Edwards a theatre and opera director and arts educator.She has directing credits with Opera Australia and all our major companies and teaching institutions, working in both the main stage and education contexts.