#8_Screening Theatre

Episode Summary

Over a year and a half into the pandemic, theatre producers, cultural managers and a creative entrepreneur sit down to reflect on their recent experiences of theatre on screen. What new insights have the pandemic and the resulting explosion of digitisation offered and what issues do the guests find most pressing now? Despite the ongoing uncertainty, can they help us find any reasons to be cheerful? Guests from HowlRound Theatre Commons, the European Festivals Association, Warsaw’s Nowy Teatre and the Czech Republic’s Dramox streaming platform dive into the complexities and contradictions of theatre’s shift into the virtual space, with topics rationing from digital distribution’s contribution to greater accessibility to the hidden carbon footprint of streaming.

Episode Notes

Participants of Show must go on/off line discussion that served as base for this podcast 



Joana Nuckowska, Nowy Teatr / PL

Vijay Mathew , Howlround / USA 

Martin Zavadil, Dramox / CZ

Gert Naessens, Perform Europe / IETM



Becka McFadden


Links to projects, organisations and initiatives mentioned in the discussion and in this episode:

HowlRound Theatre Commons

Nowy Teatr


European Festivals Association


Culture for Climate’s Guide for the Performing Arts


This episode is written by Becka McFadden and read by Daniel Zappi and Becka McFadden


Podcast Director: Becka McFadden 

Dramaturgy: Martina Pecková Černá and Co. 

Production: Barbora Comer 

Soundesign: Valtteri Alanen

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