On Wednesday Maria Oiva’s #digiteatteri avatar CEO Maria Virtanen Korhonen bumped into our rehearsals of Janne Katajan Riihimäki at Riihimäen Teatteri. For her astonishment she found out that Janne Kataja does not perform in the play himself, the actors are playing him instead (among other characters)… Not a bad idea, thinks Virtanen Korhonen at the end of the day, thank the Lord. We can continue!
My dear colleague Maria Oiva is running a digital stage of Riihimäen Teatteri this year. It’s called #digiteatteri. Yes, the project is actually called Digital Theatre but I like to see it as one of the stages. Like there’s a door to the theatre, there’s also a digital gate. Most importantly, it’s not marketing the performances but a work of art in itself inspired by what happens in the theatre (and what could happen). It is a research of the relationship between what’s live and what’s recorded or distributed digitally. Take a look of Maria’s hilarious avatar CEO Maria Virtanen Korhonen in action at the reading session of Janne Katajan Riihimäki, the performance I’ll soon start directing 🙂
Every Friday, there’s a new Maria Virtanen Korhonen video in the YouTube channel or a podcast of Maria (as herself) and a guest discussing performances of Riihimäen Teatteri in SoundCloud. Besides this Maria is active in Twitter and Instagram. #digiteatteri web page collects all posts here!