torsdagen den 11:e mars 2010
Virtual Performance – Performing the Virtual - Theatre in Second Life
Friday Mar 12, 1600 hours California time (SLT)
Presentation by Joff Chafer,
Senior Lecturer and Research Fellow,
Performing Arts Department, School of Art and Design, Coventry University.
Saturday, Mar 13, 10:00 Hours California time (SLT)
THEATRE IN A VIRTUAL WORLD
You are invited to join the actors of the Avatar Repertory Theater Company as they show the joys and challenges of presenting live theater in a virtual world. This talented group of actors, directors, designers and writers has come together from all the corners of the world to dream and perform and explore this ancient art of storytelling.
They will entertain you with comedy and drama, including a fantasy scene of how Burns and Allen might have done Abbott and Costello’s “Who’s on First” routine, scenes from Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” and “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and a reading from Twain’s “Eve’s Diary”.
They will also explain the methods used in presenting live theater in a virtual world, and how it can bring together students anywhere in the world with professional actors and directors in a real time interaction that is only limited by the imagination of those involved.
Saturday’s presentation will be held on the Cookie sim in Second Life. This vibrant and permanent presence in this virtual world is the home of writers, artists, actors and performers who continue to work and develop their craft. We invite you to explore the sim. The doors never close here. And you might run into other artists passionate about their art, their story and their dreams.