INTERNET-BASED THEATER


Using Social Networks to make Theater Digital
4/4/2012

A small Philadelphia-based company called New Paradise Laboratories is re-creating theater for the connected generation. It's incorporating social networks like Facebook, Skype, and Chatroulette into the production and presentation of shows, pulling theater into the virtual space.

This innovative experience takes audiences through a rabbit hole on a visually stimulating online adventure. Stories evolve on social networks with multimedia components from YouTube and Sound Cloud. It can be hard to decipher what's real and what's fiction.

Before shows open on stage, the audience gets to interact with characters on Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr accounts. The theater company works with actors to develop the fictional characters on social media accounts.

By Joann Pan as seen in Mashable