Technology changes the face of productions

By Karen Wada [LA Times, 13 September 2009]

In the theater, technology has been a boon and a bane. Since the introduction of science to the stage three decades ago, it has transformed the way shows are put together. “It pervades everything,” says Alys Holden, director of production for Center Theatre Group. “Lighting, video — which is its own subset — sound and scenery, where automation is huge.”