By Michael Gioia
07 Feb 2013
Here's how the festival is described: "Think of a Fringe Festival, but online, where the audience is global, seating is unlimited and viewers can participate in live chat discussions, interact through Twitter and Facebook, while the performance is happening."
The WiredArts Fest, which will continue through March 2, will feature 14 shows running in repertory over 12 days. Performances include Abstract Nude, written by Gwydion Suilebhan and described as "a true digital play experience"; Exit 12, a NYC dance company whose work is based on AD Roman Baca's service in the Marines; Sartre's Huis Clos No Exit, performed in French with English subtitles; and Die: Roll to Proceed, an audience participatory "choose-your-own-adventure" comedy with 240 possible outcomes.
Additional performances include companies and shows such as Les Muses, White With Some Color, Clippings, Alice and Elizabeth's One Woman Show, S.T.A.R. Theatre, TITS, Grapefruit, The Saltwater Hotel and Patriot Brass Ensemble and Words of Choice: Roe at 40.
VirtualArtsTV is "dedicated to live-streaming the performing arts to viewers across the globe. A cross between theatre, film, social media and a live streaming event, VirtualArtsTV's productions are performed in front of a live audience while simultaneously being shot with multiple cameras, edited in real time, and streamed live to the internet so that anyone, anywhere in the world can watch the shows and interact with them via social media."
The New Media Center at the Secret Theatre is located at 4402 23rd Street Long Island City, NY. For more information and tickets, visit VirtualArts.TV.