This blog is about an experiment I started yesterday. We are living in a time in which internet and technology are growing and growing, it is sometimes overwhelming me. Nowadays you meet up on Facetime or Skype, a phone call is now a Whatsapp message. We are always up to date about each others lives, I only have to check Facebook or Instagram. And, like it or not, we are going with the flow and we kind of have to. Sometimes fun, sometimes annoying, to always be 'on’.
I can also see the difference as an artist when it is about theatre and promoting your project. A flyer and a poster are not enough anymore. First of all, there is so much here in Vienna; off scene theatre, dance, youth theatre, performance, opera, classical theatre. You name it. And second, lots of theatre groups and artists are promoting their work in a different way. By writing blogs, by starting a vlog, by posting selfies at rehearsals, by doing flashmobs etc. And I am feeling very strong that I can’t stay behind. My flyer and poster are not going to be enough. Yes, I do share things on Facebook. Yes, I make an event. Yes, I send e-mails to invite people. But most of the time I feel like it is useless and my projects disappear in the jungle of all the other projects that there are.
So, I started an experiment – to do something I normally never do and which is, I am sure other artists agree, kind of secret. I will share my whole creation- and rehearsal process online. Why? Well, to see if it makes sense. And, probably the most important: to get also people to the theatre that normally wouldn’t go. So, to reach a bigger and more diverse audience.
Because I do believe we can change and make the world a little bit more beautiful by making theatre. So, I am going to be generous and not only share my end product, the performance, with you. But also the way there. I hope you enjoy it and welcome you to my experiment.
If you want to help me, like & share! I thank you deeply and very much :)
Here you can follow the process!