Reinventing the Stage

G.H. Brown (USA)


Theatre, Teleperformance, Internet2, Technology, Collaboration, Videoconference


Technology is creating a world of new possibilities for the performing arts. Virtual and immersive environments, Avatar performers, and Internet-distributed performances are just a portion of the technological advances being utilized by theatre artists to enhance their ability to tell a story. The integration of technology into live performance is creating new questions and paradigms that are reinventing the stage. This paper explores the impact of technology on theatre with an emphasis on the effect of integrating Internet broadcast technology into live performance and the efficacy of collaboration from extreme distances using two teleperformance productions produced at Bradley University as case studies: Sophocles’ classic tragedy Antigone with the University of Central Florida and Samuel Beckett’s existential drama Catastrophe with the University of Waterloo in Canada.

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