Beyond the Bare Stage

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project leader
  • Coordinated and executed three 90-minute user study sessions with a total of five professional improvisers (included video-recording, demographic questionnaire, and semi-structured interviews)
  • Transcribed all video-recordings and performed open coding on the data
  • Primary writer of the full length research paper based on the data from our user study
  • Researched, created, and executed a 20-minute presentation at a computer science conference in Arizona


TEI 2019 (Tempe, Arizona)


(thesis) Technology Augmented Props: Tangible User Interfaces for Performer Controlled Technical Elements in Improvised Theatre 

Claire Mikalauskas, April Viczko, and Lora Oehlberg. 2018. Beyond the Bare Stage: Exploring Props as Potential Improviser-Controlled Technology. In Proceedings of the Thirteenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI ’19). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 35-43. DOI:

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Project Team:

Claire Mikalauskas
April Viczko
Lora Oehlberg