9/9 Expanding live experiences: The digital future of theatre

9/9 Expanding live experiences: The digital future of theatre

This spring the corona pandemic forced theatres and performance venues to close their doors. Little by little venues are opening their doors again, but do audiences dare to come back and is it safe? Are digital and virtual performances the answer? What are we actually talking about when we talk about digital theatre?

Join Matt Adams from Blast Theory, Amy Letman from Transform, Kris Nelson from LIFT Festival and Maria Oiva from the Finnish #digiteatteri digital theatre collective as they share their insights and thoughts on the future of digital in theatre and the performing arts. 

Matt Adams is the co-founder of Blast Theory, an award-winning artists’ group making interactive work and renowned for their multidisciplinary approach using new technologies in theatre, games and visual art. 

Amy Letman is the Creative Director of Transform in Leeds, an engine room for new theatre and creators of the biennial Transform festivals. She is also Associate Programmer at Battersea Arts Centre, London, focusing on international programme and strategy.

Kris Nelson is the Artistic Director/CEO of LIFT Festival that brings international theatre to venues and spaces all over London every two years. Earlier he worked extensively in multi-disciplinary arts in Canada and Dublin, Ireland.

Maria Oiva is a Finnish performance artist and a theatre director, whose work in recent years has focused on new forms of performance that rethink the role of the spectator and the concept of the stage.

The event will take place on Zoom on Wednesday 9 September 17:00 – 18:30 (BST). The event link will be sent to those registered before the event.

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Present is a series of discussions focusing on the future of cultural events programming. Read more about the series here.

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