Below you can find a selection of performances, venues and literature that have explored the practice and theory of digital performance in particularly evocative ways. We would like you to participate in expanding this selection. Please send us a message with suggestions of other examples, texts, or places to include.

Digital Performances – A Selection


  • Unterscheidet Euch (Distinguish yourselves) by Turbo Pascal (various locations) takes on a game structure to explore how we separate ourselves and categorise other. Following an in-person version in 2019, this production has now been adapted to Zoom (next at the Impulse Theater Festival on June 8 and 9, 2021)
  • Loulou by (Hebbel-am-Ufer-Theater HAU 4, Berlin) is an interactive fiction game, exploring manipulation strategies, discourses, and goals of the New Right (app experience from June 2021).
  • Müller-Fon by Interrobang (Hebbel- am-Ufer Theater HAU 4, Berlin): a telephone encounter with the voice of Heiner Müller, exploring Müller’s take on a range of topics from contemporary theatre and the crisis of Europe to global social inequities. The caller chooses how to engage in a dialogue with Müller’s voice from dead (until April 20, 2021)
  • VR Theatre productions (Staatstheater Augsburg): Virtual Reality dance and theatre experiences, including works by Einar Schleef, David Mamet, Nicolai Gogol, and Maurice Ravel (some available in English and German)


  • A Thousand Ways (various locations/times) by 600 Highwaymen, USA: a one-on-one telephone performance in which you meet a stranger, moderated by an AI.
  • International Online Theatre Festival by (from around the globe): 3rd iteration of the IOTF, presenting the best of global theatre and performance that was developed under pandemic conditions (May 20 – June 4, 2021)
  • Homecoming by MachinaEX (at Hebbel-am-Ufer Theater HAU 4, Berlin, Germany; in repertory): a participatory live performance on telegram and various other digital platforms, which explores lockdown culture, pandemic paranoias and data obsessions.
  • Nathan, der Weise by G.E. Lessing (Theater Dortmund, Germany): online version of Lessing’s play that uses digital communication rooms, vlogging and social media platforms to adapt the play to the virtual present (in May/June)
  • Romeo -Juliet by Creation Theatre, UK: interactive Zoom adaptation of Shakespeare’s tragedy, in which the audience gets to choose sides between the Capulets and Montagues (from May 12, 2021)
  • TM by Ontroerend Goed (Cork Midsummer Festival, Ireland): live interactive one-one-on experience exploring media manipulation and conspiracy theories (June 2021)
  • Twin Speaks – Telegram Edition by vorschlag:hammer (Festival Perspectives): a live performance that cuts across mystery, TV series and docufiction on telegram and with various video and audio instalments (May/ August 2021)
  • (various locations/times): digital adaptation of Johann Wolfgang v. Goethe’s The Sorrows of the Young Werther across various online apps (WhatsApp/Zoom).


  • BE at Home (Berliner Ensemble, Germany): offers a video and audio archive plus livestreams and various online formats
  • Dramazon Prime (Schauspiel Köln): live-streaming service of the theatres online offerings
  • Digital Without Walls (La Jolla Playhouse, La Jolla, CA): streams and on-demand performances
  • HAU 4 (Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin, Germany): has implemented a permanent digital stage.
  • Junges DT Digital (Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany): Youth theatre of the DT offering wide range of live and on-demand digital media formats.
  • National Theatre At Home (London, UK): On demand streaming of wide range of performances; the Netflix of theatre.
  • Public Everywhere at the Public Theatre (New York, USA): Streaming services, both live and on-demand.
  • Old Vic: In Camera (London, UK): offers both livestream and on-demand options of their performances
  • Schaubühne Berlin (Germany): Offers an online season schedule with recorded performances and film material
  • Traverse Theatre (Edinburgh, UK): has implemented a permanent online stage, the Traverse 3.


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