What’s On

Connective Matrix presents:

Disability-led Tech Innovation in the Performing Arts.

4 October 2021

16:30-17:30 GMT
Livestream via Open Online Theatre/Online event

What is the role of disability in technological innovation within the performing arts?
Alice Sheppard and Laurel Lawson from Kinetic Light, Susan Austin from We Are Freewheeling Ltd and Jo Verrent from UnlimitedDiscuss their work, their collaborations, problem-solving and world-building.
Connective Matrix live streamed panel discussionDisability-led Tech in the Performing Arts  On the Open Online Theatre (OOT) Platform: https://openonlinetheatre.org/season/connective-matrix-panel-discussions/

Open Online Theatre programm 21/22

The Online Open Theatre (OOT) programme upskills performing artists in the use of digital technologies to enhance their practice and sustain their careers.

What is it?

The 12-16 week course offers training and individual mentoring in:

developing hybrid work specifically for simultaneous live streaming and live audiences using 3 – 8 cameras
filming and live editing
co-creation with online audiences
monetisation of live streamed work
business skills for a sustainable career
social media to grow audiences

The programme includes the option to develop a piece for inclusion in the internationally attended OOT Festival for a simultaneous live and online audience.

Who is it for?
We’d like to hear from performing artists (dance, theatre, circus, live art, comedy, cabaret) who
are excited by the ways technology can deepen, enhance and develop their work
are keen to use technology to grow their audience
wish to develop necessary skills to create quality live streamed and mixed reality performance

Participation in the programme and festival is 90% subsidised.
What will you gain?

You will leave the programme with an expert strategic action plan to

create original hybrid work to be seen in multiple realities
grow your audience
reset your creative approach to live streamed work
co-create with audiences online
monetise your live-streamed their work from anywhere


all admin costs are waived for future use of the Open Online Theatre live streaming platform, and you will become part of an OOT peer network of artists.


After an initial meeting on November 1st 2021, the 12-week programme will run from November 8th until January 28th. There will be 6 days of intensive training in weeks 1 and 2.

Artists wishing to participate in the OOT Festival will have an additional 4 weeks of mentored R&D from Feb 1st culminating in the OOT Festival in the last week of Feb.

To find out more about the programme and to apply visit our website:

Open Online Theatre- Programm 21/connective Matrix

After the success of our OOT Festival (1 to 6 February), which reached audiences from 15 countries and 58 cities, recordings of the live-streamed performances are now available to view on demand.

The performances are available. Buy a ticket and enjoy new work from our fantastic artists on your own schedule via the Open Online Theatre platform.

You can enjoy the following performances on demand throughout March:

  • Clémence Debaig, Remote Intimacy
  • Lauren Tucker, Alexa, Take Me Back to Reality
  • O.Pen Be, Touch Outlaws

Tickets cost £5 per performance, or order all three for £10.