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[WORKSHOP] Summer theatre design & technology workshop in Formello, Rome, Italy

The REMAP/RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre and Design
Formello, Rome, Italy
June 24 to July 8, 2012

An initiative of UCLA’s Center for Research in Engineering, Media and
Performance (REMAP) and the Leon Katz Rhodopi International Theatre
Laboratory – in association with the Open Media Cluster of the
Telematics Park of Rome and the Municipality of Formello, Rome.


The REMAP / RITL Workshop for Digital Media, Theatre and Design explores
how emerging technologies, materials, and media practices can provide
new theatrical languages for designers, directors and other

Each year, a set of technology platforms and tools are chosen for their
potential impact on theatrical scenography in its broadest sense, as
well as their connection to consumer and industrial technologies that
shape our lives.   (In 2012, technologies covered include Touchdesigner,
Max/MSP, and incorporation of common sensors.)

A set of dramatic forms are also chosen for their fluidity of structure,
potential relationship to the selected technologies, and narrative,
aesthetic, and thematic connections to the world’s evolving use of

Participating designers and theatre-makers are trained by and
collaborate with visiting professional artists grappling with the fusion
of dramatic action and technology, working with specific
works-in-progress or short theatrical pieces.

Through this pairing of performance practices with corresponding digital
possibilities, the program interweaves creative processes and encourages
participants to broaden their approach, seek new and wider audiences,
and critically engage with the proliferation of new technologies in
everyday life.

The program focuses on design but is open to participation from other
disciplines. Actors (or theatre-makers with significant interest in
performance) interested in training and performing within the laboratory
processes of the 2012 Workshop, please email us at for
variances to the cost of participation and the alternative application