What Do the Acoustics in an Ancient Greek Theater Have to Do With Your Workshops?

On a recent vacation in Greece, I visited the outdoor theater at Epidavros. It’s a designated UNESCO world heritage site built in the fourth century BC and still in use today.

The acoustics in this circular auditorium are so excellent that no theater in the world has been able to duplicate their quality – and even if you’re sitting in the row farthest from the stage (at over 196 feet or 60 meters), you’re able to hear what’s going on without any amplification.

I wanted to test the acoustics, so I climbed half way up the “bleachers”. Unexpectedly, that’s where my workshop leader’s mind kicked in. [Read more…]