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Is Zoom theatre coming with us into the future? Is creating performance on Zoom really just about green screens and advanced OBS settings?
Art Rat Theatre presents a four-week-long investigative journey: “Unlimiting Zoom”.
Founder of Art Rat Theatre Rose Kim started using the phrase “Unlimiting Zoom” to point at approaching the medium like she would approach a proscenium: with every reason to investigate the rules of the constructs! Or like any theatre artist may approach site-specific work: curious and attentive to the existing potentials.
All creatives are invited to co-learn with the all API “Burnt Toast” Art Rat Theatre Company: Adison Chang, Ahash Francis, Monique Magpayo, Elijah Punzal, Nadee Thao, Jason Wang and Jillian Yong.
The company of “Burnt Toast” is an all AAPI ensemble of actor-artists that will be in rehearsal for a workshop performance of “Burnt Toast”, a new ten-minute play written and directed by Rose Kim.
While “Unlimiting Zoom” in rehearsal for a workshop performance of “Burnt Toast”, the actor-artists will also teach four workshops on their concurrent research and practice. The company actors will co-teach four weekly workshops throughout July — all workshop participants will experiment with us, and practice-as-research to develop their own short Zoom performances.
To come full circle back to that first question: we believe that those who never needed Zoom for life-changing accessibility differences will carry on into 2022 and beyond never looking back, relieved that extracurricular Zoom events were all a fever dream.
However, there are those of us for whom virtual organizing has changed the trajectories and possibilities of our whole futures. We have increased access to resources, and each other (boundaries permitting of course). We believe Zoom performance and virtual access can be a restorative alternative for artists without other options and/or very limited access due to racism and capitalism. The virtual is a tool for our new future and we are creating our new future now. Join us!
For the performers, we research and break down the limits of Zoom in performance for imaginative possibilities. Workshop participants will take away the research and findings for unlimiting Zoom for performance, that they can apply to their own practice in a digitalizing world and/or use virtual theatre tactics to simply express themselves and feel less confined by the "obvious" confines of Zoom as a communication tool and creative tool.
Type of format: Workshop series and Performance with Drop-in's Welcome
Duration of each session: 120 minutes
Technical platform for the course: Zoom Pro
Early Bird Ticket - End date June 30, 2021
Concessionary Ticket - is only for job seekers, students and seniors with a low household income.
Bursary Ticket - is only for people living in countries classed by the World Bank as ‘low income' and 'lower-middle income’. Please click here for a list of countries qualifying for Bursary Tickets. We won't question if you self-declare as low income...
Drop-In Ticket: You can only purchase one Drop-In ticket at a time. You can expect an email from Intercultural Roots within 1-2 working days providing you with a choice of Drop-In sessions available to you. Upon receipt of your confirmation we will manually add you to the Zoom meeting and you will receive your confirmation and link.
Please ensure that you book at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the course, excluding Drop-In tickets where available, to allow time for you to receive confirmation emails and your entry link to Zoom. This is because we rely on third parties for confirmation etc.
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