Tweets, Texts, and Theater

May 17, 2011

This was one performance where the audience was not asked to turn off its phones.

In “The Attendants” by The Nerve Tank, audience members were invited to send text messages and tweets to influence the actions of two performers enclosed in an eight-foot plastic cube in the middle of the World Financial Center, one of New York City’s busiest business hubs. People around the world were also able to send messages and watch every move via a live webcam feed at

Features on this extraordinary production included The New York Times, NY1, amNY, Village Voice, Time Out New York, City Arts, Flavorpill, Tribeca Tribune, and DNAinfo.