Toward a Global Theatre

Toward a Global Theatre

Objectives:

  • Examine the potential of communications technology in global artistic creation and audience participation
  • Develop a set of tools and practices to facilitate shared creation and presentation practices
  • Develop a structure and form that engages in live international conversation, exchange of knowledge ideas and practices
  • Facilitate a world-wide network of independent artists and small sized companies
  • Develop a creative pathway for greater global participation by local and national practitioners

To test the beginnings of “Global Practice” Jack Paterson and Bouche initiated and led a short 1 week International Hive Workshop (London, UK) in association with CCTA-CHICAGO producer and Steppenwolf Associate Denise Serna in August 2017.  Using The Climate Change Theatre Action as a global inspiration point, the workshop engaged with participants from countries including Canada, U.S.A., Spain, The United Kingdom, Italy, France and China.

The creative research platform explored multi-disciplinary international Global Creation and Presentation Practices facilitated by technology. Brief experiments included Live Performance disciplines such as drama, dance, puppetry, physical theatre, game play, ensemble creation, and verbatim were tested in practice with interactive online tools (polls, word clouds, etc.), social media, virtual reality, audio, film and long distance live feed and communications.