Prague Quadrennial Flashtalk and Panel

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project leader
  • Researched, created, and executed a 10-minute research presentation
  • Panelist for the discussion of technology and live performance

Presentation Title and Description:

Improvising with Performer-Controlled Technology during the Rehearsal Process

In scripted theatre, technical effects are often only incorporated with the actors in cue-to-cue and dress rehearsals. Improvising with technical effects during the rehearsal process could uncover issues early, or express alternative ways to craft the performance. Our goal is to demonstrate how technology can be incorporated into the rehearsal process and encourage experimentation with technology.


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


Project Team:

Claire Mikalauskas
Lora Oehlberg
April Viczko