#LoveTheatreDay at Dundee Rep!

Dundee Rep Theatre will be taking part in #LoveTheatreDay Wednesday 18 November. Do you have any questions about our work at Dundee Rep? Let us know! You can follow us on Twitter @DundeeRep, and ask us questions using the hashtag #AskATheatre. We will also be posting photos throughout the day using the hashtags #LoveTheatreDay and #Backstage.

From theguardian.com:
"With British, European and global organisations invited, the 24-hour Twitter event – run in partnership by the Guardian Culture Professionals NetworkTwitter UK and CultureThemes – is open to all, from the people behind the scenes who make the magic happen, to the audiences who put bums on seats every week.

But why does theatre need our love? As David Brownlee, the then exec director ofUK Theatrewrote for last year’s event: “Theatres play an enormous role in the community that goes far beyond what’s on stage.” They bolster local areas financially, support the development of children, provide opportunities of paid work and give us all a rare chance to share experiences with our local community, he said.

But all this is under threat. “We are looking into an uncertain financial future,” wrote Lorne Campbell, artistic director of Northern Stage, in a recent blog
“The autumn spending review will almost certainly bring further cuts.”

In challenging times, #LoveTheatreDay will give organisations an opportunity to shout about the great work they do, both on and off stage. It will help theatres forge relationships with new audiences and others working in the sector. Most of all, it will drive positive, active engagement in the run up to the busy festive season."