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Viral Theatre Podcast

Welcome to the Viral Theatre Podcast, a series of episodes based on our hybrid conference on the topic which took place from 21-23 July 2021 and was sponsored by the Volkswagen-Foundation.

In our first season, we well publish four episodes - one episode every three weeks. Follow us and stay tuned!

Concept and idea:

Heidi Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau / Email: Twitter: @heidilulie)

Monika Pietrzak-Franger (University of Vienna / Email: / Twitter: @franger_monika)


Paula Scheschonka

Poster design:

Carolin Haša


Episode 4 - Viral Theatre Podcast
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Episode 3 - Viral Theatre Podcast
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Episode 2 - Viral Theatre Podcast
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Episode 2: Sarah Bay-Cheng presents her paper on „Theatre Without Theatre: Performance Transmission as Translation“. In her talk, she introduces the concept of translation to describe the adaptation of theatre for the digital medium and highlights the essential but often neglected work of the ’translator’ in digital performance. While digitalisation might be essential for theatre’s future, the translation of digital theatre is also characterised by what she referred to as “monstrous loss”: it highlights its own gaps and failures and what ‘gets lost in translation’ but also shows what labour and technology is needed to make it possible. Citing Erika Fischer-Lichte’s blatant rejection of digital theatre, Sarah Bay-Cheng‘s talk also asks two key questions for any study of viral theatre: “What is the relevance of liveness?” and “What are alternative ways and spaces in which liveness can be created?“

43min 20s
Published Apr 5, 2022 at 3:45pm
Episode 1 - Viral Theatre Podcast
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