Performance and New Technologies

This working group considers the ways in which new and emergent technologies impact upon contemporary theatre and performance practices. The group’s work concerns digital technologies specifically, although its focus is not limited to a single technological paradigm. Rather, members of the group share research into various technological developments, applications of new or emergent technologies, as well as ways in which theatre/performance adapts existing technologies. Other interests include body-technology interactions in performance and new configurations and extensions of mise en scène, theatrical locations and performance sites made possible by telematic and other technologies. Members also research the ways in which theatre/performance is defined by developments in technology, both in presentation and reception, as well as the creative processes and production outputs of practitioners/companies whose work can be seen as ‘technological’. The group facilitates a range of approaches, conducting its work through scholarly and practice-based enquiry, with the input of professional practitioners also welcomed.

Group Publications:
  • Affiliated Issue TaPRA Performance and New Technologies Working Group: Inclusive Intermedialities. Guest Editors: Christina Papagiannouli, Joanne Scott and Piotr Woycicki. International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media Volume 16, 2020 – Issue 2.

Current Convenors

Bianca Mastrominico

Queen Margaret University

Anka Makrzanowska

Loughborough University

Joseph Dunne-Howrie

Rose Bruford College

Calls for Participation

Interim Events

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