The Spatial Experience
What were your feelings when you entered the building or the auditorium?
Upon first entering the building, I was surprised because it was so much bigger than I had thought it would be. I had never been in the Constans Theatre before so I really didn't know what to expect. I suppose I was picturing my high school auditorium, which was probably a little bit silly.
How did your seat location affect your experience?
My seat was the second seat from House Left in the second row. Basically I was sitting on the stage. At first I was a bit worried that I would hurt my neck from having to hold it up at an angle the whole time, but that ended up not being a problem. My seat was interesting because I really felt like I was in the middle of the play. There were times where the actors walked through the audience, cutting between the two sections, and because they walked behind my section I was able to be engrossed in what was happening all around me.
How did you feel when the lights dimmed and the audience quieted?
When the lights dimmed and the audience got quiet, I wasn't very excited. I'm really not one for the theatre and I wasn't pumped about a two and a half hour show.
How did the size of the auditorium contribute to your experience?
I didn't really experience the size of the entire auditorium, so my experience was different than most peoples. From the second row, the auditorium felt small and was really conducive for being an active member of the audience.
What is the role of place in the Good Life?
If I had to say what the role of place in the Good Life is, I would probably have to say that place plays as much of a role in changing our perspective as anything else does. For me, so close to the stage, it was hard for me to get bored watching the play, allowing me to really focus on the art happening in front of me. I know this isn't true for everyone, but I'm sure I had a better experience that some of the people all the way in the back row.