What's a "Grunt Deck"?

Some people may be asking what is a "Grunt Deck"?

The Canadian Press has interviewed Allyson McGrane, Neanderthal Arts Festival co-producer, asking her that very question.

The festival is creating a dedicated space for smartphone addicts — a so-called "Grunt Deck" in a theatre balcony — where they can tell the world about the plays unfolding on stage in real time.

"We want to attract young audiences" — people under 40 who use their mobile devices constantly and might want to tweet about what they're seeing, explained festival co-producer Allyson McGrane.

"It's a different way to experience art. It's not good or bad, it's just different."

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