How many millennials are now into theatrical performing arts? In this digital era, young people’s appreciation of traditional arts, especially theater, is fading. This condition is certainly a challenge for traditional arts actors or beginners who want to plays for amateur dramatic groups. How can they package contemporary performing arts with positive messages to convey? Innovation is also the keyword.
Here are five reasons why young people don’t like going to the theater:
1. Old school
Most young people think that traditional arts are not trendy and seem old-fashioned. The concept of the story offered is also considered not following the times.
2. The story is still conventional
There is still an assumption that theatrical art has always offered conventional stories from the start. This condition makes theatrical performing arts less popular in the eyes of young people. It may be one of the reasons why theater artists always impose conventional artistic standards. For example, the language of theater arts is so thick with literary style.
3. Complicated plot
While the millennial generation prefers something simple. I don’t want to be complex and complicated. They want to be able to watch a show that can inspire a sense of humor or a love story that fits their era.
4. Regeneration is important
Theater groups should also provide opportunities for young actors. The goal when working on a story can be adapted to the tastes of young children. This is where the importance of regeneration of theater players is.
5. Not up to date
What is clear now is that artists must be able to bring theater performances closer to young people with their language and style. How can artists package theatrical art with contemporary plays without losing the mission they want to convey.
To attract young people’s interest again, the key is that artists must innovate to package theatrical performances in a contemporary way without changing the meaning implied in the performance.