- Can 2016 be the year we make a breakthrough on the subject of how to deal with audience at chamberlarps?
By Martin Nielsen
When attending contemporary theatre performances the past year, I have been following closely what happens when the actors try to involve the audience in doing something. Even though the audience at these kind of performances should not be alien to some kind of interactivity, the bar seems to be extremely high for people to take part. One example I remember well is when Lisa Lie addressed the audience and invited them to «tap three times» in Blue Motel (Blackbox Theatre, Oslo, 2015). Not a single spectator responded until she had repeated the request three times, with increasing intensity – and frustration. At last, one spectator simply tapped the floor three times with their shoe, and the show could go on.