"The act of theater is the act of communion between someone in a living space with other people in that space. What's important about theater is
actually its scarcity. As you enter the digital age and everything can be
digitized, a live event where someone is physically present cannot actually be
commodified" [i.e., bought and sold as a product].
"The core experience cannot be reproduced, and that's incredibly precious."
Mike Daisey, on state of American theater
Quoted in The Washington Post, January 2, 2009