The immediacy and presence of actor and audience are the heart and soul of the traditional theatrical event, but stage performances are now being done for live audiences thousands of miles apart and in non-physical environments in real time. Unlike television, audience reactions may directly impact both audience and performer during the show. The audience is not a passive presence in traditional theatre as they are in film and television experiences. Today, these traditional practical/verbal divisions have broken down. A new definition will be offered and new multi-platform performance techniques will be shared.
|Keywords:||Drama, Avatar, Performance, Social Impact|
Associate Professor, School of Performing Arts, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA