Performance Theater: The audience is a passive watcher whose presence or absence doesn’t alter the narrative in any way, and they are often separated by the stage.
Actors perform for audiences – and the story does not involve the audience in any way. Thus, there is no interactivity, no agency, and no movement for the audience – they are passive in this experience.
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Traditional theater differentiates itself from immersive theater by placing a stage between actor and audience—and thus, touch is not part of these experiences. While some stage dramas can touch on emotional and controversial themes, these are more approachable but more passive. These can range from musicals to dramas to parodies to comedies.