An Exciting New Partnership to Make Live Art More Accessible!
Arlekin Players Theatre and .ART are delighted by this innovative project. Beginning with chekhovOS / an experimental game /, (zero-G)’s virtual theatre productions will be hosted on .ART at the address ZeroGravity.art as the two companies work together to cultivate an international hub for virtual theatre performance.
“We are proud to announce today our new partnership with Arlekin’s Zero Gravity (zero-G) Lab. As the world shut down a year ago in the midst of the global pandemic, artists and the creative community, especially the ones in the live arts such as theatre, dance and music, had to reinvent themselves. Arlekin Players Theatre didn’t shy away from the occasion. Instead, they converted their black box into the Zero Gravity (zero-G) Virtual Theatre Lab and they are now a world leader in digital theatre innovation. “We are excited to invent and innovate with Arlekin’s Zero Gravity (zero-G) Lab as this new genre continues to develop,” says Ulvi Kasimov, Founder of .ART and Observer’s Arts Power 50 leader.
chekhovOS /an experimental game /, is a performance experiment in development by Arlekin Players Theatre’s founder and director Igor Golyak, who has been a leading innovator of virtual theatre since the start of the pandemic. His recent State vs. Natasha Banina was a Critic’s Pick in The New York Times by Maya Phillips, who declared “The verdict is in: the virtual can, in fact, be an effective new stage for theatre.” Golyak’s latest work fuses film, theatre, and video game technology to create a new medium where viewers are able to interact with the performers. Inspired by Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard and drawing from recordings of Chekhov’s letters and dreams, this interactive online theatre experience accesses the operating system behind both Chekhov’s computer and the world in which his characters live, searching for happiness.
Book your free tickets now! Check out the performance schedule on ZeroGravity.art and don’t miss out – there’s limited availability.
The complete press release by the Arlekin Players Theatre can be viewed here.