LAB Collective- workshops on digital performance skills

£15/8 free spaces 


Interactive and Immersive performance is facing unique challenges during the current Covid-19 Crisis. As a form that thrives on close contact with audience members and adventures in unique spaces, generating meaningful experiences and performative interactive content on digital platforms can be confusing and time consuming.

Workshops are designed for theatre makers who are interested expanding their skills in creating interactive and immersive performance in both physical and digital contexts.

Brave new worlds: Immersive performance for beginners

5th DECEMBER: 10am – 1.30pm via zoom

Immersive and interactive performance is a demanding and unique form, requiring skill and confidence. This workshop offers an introduction to the different aspects of being a performer in this exciting and flexible form. We will equip you with knowledge of the sector, different styles and ways of working, and highlight the skills that you will need in your toolkit to excel in this type of work.

The session will be run by seasoned performer, Amy Fleming who works regularly with The Lab collective, and companies  companies such as Specifiq, Knightmare Live, Historic Royal Palaces, Dank Parish, Secret Garden Party and Bureau of Silly ideas.


12 DECEMBER: 10am – 1.30pm via zoom

A hallmark of immersive theatre is the way the audience can free roam through a world and discover the story; those routes are carefully designed to ensure the audience find satisfying and intriguing journeys. This workshop will allow you to understand the complexities routes can take, and how those routes can connect together, to create a web for your audience to play within. Examining physical space and the digital realm, we will explore the resources available to you with a space or software to facilitate online experiences.

This session will be led by Joe Thorpe; Joe is an Artistic Director of The Lab Collective and is the brains behind the integrated technology we use in our performances. In addition to his credits with The Lab Collective, Joe has worked with The Crystal Maze, Hartshorn Hook (The Great Gatsby, South Korea) and Punchdrunk (Company Coordinator, The Third Day Live broadcast) amongst others.


Intimacy in digital performance

19 December: 10am – 1.30pm via zoom

Interactive and immersive performance relies upon the creation of intimate and interpersonal connections between performers and audience members. However due to the current global pandemic we have entered an era of interactive digital performance where new questions and challenges have arisen about how we can achieve intimacy in this new medium.

The session will be led by Antigoni Spanou who specialises in creating intimate solo work; as well as her work as a creative associate for The Lab Collective, Antigoni is the creator of award nominated solo show ‘Ophelia Rewound’, and regularly works as a visiting lecturer at Rose Bruford College.

Published on:
1 Dec 2020


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