Broadway Theater Installs IR Camera System to Capture Audiences Trying to Record Nude Scenes

Earlier this week, someone posted a cell phone video of Tony Award-nominated actor Jesse L. Williams and co-star Michael Oberholtzer. This video was shot from a nude scene in the play Take Me Out, in which they appeared. deadline Second Stage Theatre, where the play is performed on Broadway, has taken measures to keep cell phones out of audiences’ hands while the play is in progress, and reports that a Yondr pouch that can lock a cell phone should be used when someone is in a restricted area.

We don’t know if someone unlocked the pouch (there are many videos online showing how to open a bag without a patented magnet designed to open and close the bag) or simply smuggle the device.

all statement The theater’s Twitter account said it was “very objectionable and subject to serious legal penalties to be photographed naked without consent” and “a violation of the grave and unacceptable trust formed between actors and audiences in the theater community.” ”

Now a spokesperson for the theater said. deadline And New York Times A new infrared camera aimed at the audience was installed and monitored by the security team to see if anyone was trying to use the recording device. Stage 2 Production Director Peter Dean said: times The new system adds point, tilt and zoom capabilities to your existing measurements, allowing you to focus on one person and see if they’re really bad.

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