The role of an audience

Please respond to the following two questions. Responses should be 250-400 words total (that includes responses to your peers and responses to the questions). I encourage you to respond to the question and to your peers to get a discussion going.
1)Think about massive fandom meetings such as Comicon, D23, award shows such as the Oscars, or even esports platforms such as Twitch. Do audiences engage differently with theatre? If so, how and why? If not, then what do you think some similarities are between theatre audiences and other fandoms?
2) Should theatre audiences engage differently with theatre and should theatre makers engage differently with their audiences?