Ulf Otto: Theaters digital epistemology: on FOMO, the privilege of presence and research driven by data

Access to performance has been paramount for theater scholars at least since the 1960s: having been there provided the epistemological basis as well as the symbolic capital necessary to make academic careers, while recordings have often been understatedly used and jealously guarded. But with the presence now actually being absent (without any deconstructivist doing), when due toContinue reading “Ulf Otto: Theaters digital epistemology: on FOMO, the privilege of presence and research driven by data”

Zoë Seaton: Hijacking the Familiar: The Work of Big Telly Theatre Company (Keynote lecture)

In this keynote, I will explore what we have learnt about the experience of theatre by audiences through the pandemic. Since March 2020, Big Telly has created five theatre productions, an interactive online soap opera, two virtual weddings where the audience/guests make their own meals and a digital food festival. As with so much ofContinue reading “Zoë Seaton: Hijacking the Familiar: The Work of Big Telly Theatre Company (Keynote lecture)”

Sally Shuttleworth: “Contagion Cabaret in the Time of COVID” (Keynote lecture)

Contagion Cabaret was a performance event, originally created in 2017, that interwove music and drama with short talks from medical experts and historians.   Devised by the ‘Diseases of Modern Life’ research project at the University of Oxford together with the professional theatre company, Chipping Norton Theatre,  Contagion Cabaret created a fun and fast-paced exploration ofContinue reading “Sally Shuttleworth: “Contagion Cabaret in the Time of COVID” (Keynote lecture)”

Sarah Bay-Cheng: “Theatre without Theatre: Performance Transmission as Translation” (Keynote lecture)

In the wake of the global pandemic, nearly all forms of live performance – theatre, music, and live art, among others – abruptly shifted to digital production online. This phenomenon may be best understood as a (compelled) act of translation, the “expression or rendering of a thing in another medium or form; the conversion or adaptationContinue reading “Sarah Bay-Cheng: “Theatre without Theatre: Performance Transmission as Translation” (Keynote lecture)”