February 1 – 3, 2013

Centre for Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies

University of Toronto

3rd floor, 214 College Street, Toronto Ontario (use the entrance on St. George Street)

Social tools, expressive media, communicative objects—new technologies, increasingly, are relational devices that shape how we interact with our worlds. It is no surprise, then, that theatre and performance makers are taking up these same tools in the creation of their art. Yet, despite the fact that theatre has always eagerly employed new technologies, the nature of 21st century communications media is beginning to trouble how and why we create and watch live performance. Does a stage inhabited by projections of actors still constitute theatre? What does it mean for spectatorship if the tools of social media are included in a live event? How can performers extend themselves and their practice using new technologies? This year’s Festival of Original Theatre, running February 1 – 3, 2013  explores subjects like:
  • Virtuality and immediacy
  • Digital design
  • Online performance
  • Video game performance
  • Posthumanism/Transhumanism
  • Mixed-reality performance
  • Technologized Spectator
  • The performance of self in virtual space
  • Intellectual property & digital ownership
  • Theatre and convergence culture
  • Alternate reality gaming
  • Robotics
  • Augmented reality
  • Interactivity, participation and democracy
  • The virtual body
  • Digital dramaturgy
  • Explorations of the historical antecedents of intermedial practice

1 Response to “FOOT 2013”


  1. 1 Antje Budde
    November 28, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Fabulous project. I’m looking forward to it.


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