Collaborative digitally-connected theatre that brings specially commissioned literary works by distinguished authors to the stage and to internet viewers around the world. This March, the University of Iowa will link up with the Artscape Theatre Centre in Cape Town, South Africa for a collaborative theatre performance. Using the latest videoconferencing technology, we'll bring together actors, playwrights, directors, dramaturges, and stages thousands of miles apart to produce one unified performance known as Book Wings South Africa.
Book Wings started in 2012 as a collaboration between the Moscow Art Theatre (Moscow, Russia) and the University of Iowa. Since then, partners have included Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre (Shanghai, China) and University of Baghdad (Baghdad, Iraq).
Book Wings South Africa: Tuesday, March 10, 2015 -- 12 p.m. CDT and 7 p.m. SAST. -- in Theatre B, University of Iowa Theatre Building & at Artscape Theatre Centre, central theme: Release.
Both performances are free, open to the public, and accessible worldwide via live internet stream.
Audience members and internet viewers may Tweet comments and questions for the live talk-back sessions following the events using the hashtag #bookw.
Working in conjunction with the UI Department of Theatre Arts, the Virtual Writing University, Information Technology Services, and UITV, these ambitious literary and theatrical events will connect stages thousands of miles apart, making literature fly. Interested in hosting a public viewing party to share this event with others? More information is available on the International Writing Program website.