On the sixth and final episode of season one of the Discover Central podcast, host Scott Bellamy talks to PhD candidates Alma Prelec and Gabriel Vivas-Martinez about their research and their roles as curators and co-Artistic Directors of the 2020 Theatre Times International Online Theatre Festival.
Publish Date: Aug 20, 2020
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On the sixth and final episode of season one of the Discover Central podcast, host Scott Bellamy talks to PhD candidates Alma Prelec and Gabriel Vivas-Martinez about their research and their roles as curators and co-Artistic Directors of the 2020 Theatre Times International Online Theatre Festival. They also discuss the future of digital performance and festivals, and consider the potential impact of Coronavirus on theatre productions.We also hear from final year Acting student Phillip Olagoke with his top tip for looking after yourself in lockdown.The International Online Theatre Festival is an online theatre festival showcasing the work of diverse global artists and hosted digitally by The Theatre Times with support from Central and Digital Theatre+. The theme of this year's festival was ‘in a world where you can be anything...’. Running throughout May 2020, it aimed to create an online space that blurred geographical boundaries, rejected simplifications about borders and national identities and brought audiences together as a community to think about what it means to be human. All productions were free to watch from anywhere in the world. Find out more about the International Online Theatre Festival by visiting the Central website or by visiting the website of The Theatre Times.Learn more about Research at Central, including our Research Degree programmes.**You can access a Dyslexia-friendly transcript of this episode.**Discover Central is hosted by Scott Bellamy and produced and edited by Megan Hunter. Image by Patrick Baldwin. Theme music "Emotive Technology" is by High Street Music and has been used with permission thanks to Premium Beats. With thanks to colleagues and students at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Discover Central host Scott BellamyAlma PrelecGabriel Vivas-Martinez