A 3-week event showcasing Technodramatists’ and friends' technologically integrated theatre, art, music and performance/storytelling tools.
The event will launch Technodramatists' signature development: weARlive, the first augmented reality face-sync app specifically designed for live performance. The app will be featured in performances throughout the event and audience members will get a chance to try it out before and after the show.
Each night TECHNODRAMATISTS PERFORMANCE LABORATORY will feature a lineup of experimental musicians, augmented reality theatre performances and interactive storytelling exhibits.
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Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, performed solo, augmented with real-time motion capture animations. Actress Claire Tyers performs every role in the Bard’s hilarious tale of mistaken identity while connected to WeARlive Mainstage, Technodramatists’ augmented reality face-sync performance app, allowing her to control the facial expressions of projected animated avatars for each character she embodies.
This is the public’s first peak into this production and WeARlive Mainstage, Technodramatists professional fully customizable face sync performance app.
Cast: Claire Tyers
Director: Noa Egozi
Technical Director: Robert Lester
Lighting/Set/Projection design: Kris Stone
AUTOKORRECT - FACE SYNC IMPROV
Live cartoon improv with Technodramatists’ in-house troupe. This rotating group of up-and-coming NYC improv talent incorporates weARlive Black Box into their repertoire of spontaneous scenes, games and absurdity, creating an improv show with never before seen visual comedic possibilities. Autokorrect is the most animated improv show the world has ever seen (and they only half-apologize for that joke).
WeARlive Black Box is Technodramatists’ consumer level face-sync performance app.
KIDS PLAY BY REESE THOMPSON
With Kids Play not-for-profit Recognize Theater uses the weARlive app to explore issues of gender and sexuality. Jenn, 13, wants two things from God: one, to be pretty, and two, for Andrea to be her BFF. When Andrea catches the attention of Jenn’s obnoxious step-brother, Derek, Jenn’s world is sent into a tailspin. Using the app’s face-sync technology, the older actors will appear on screen as pre-teens and seamlessly age over time to their mid-twenties, emphasizing the gap between our self-image and how the world sees us.
Directed By Kristin Heckler
SWAY - AUTONOMOUS MUSIC PERFORMANCE
Sway is an autonomous musical processing system created by multi-instrumentalist and composer Carl Testa. Each evening offers a one of a kind electro-acoustic performance with Testa playing the stand up bass as Sway’s processor analyzes the tone, density and amplitude of his performance and generates a dynamic musical collage that responds to changes in real-time.
Artistic Director: Lorne Svarc
Supervising Producer: Brian Rardin
Production Designer: Hy Braverman
Stage Manager: Angelle Whavers
More acts, innovations and experiments announced every week.