VirtualArtsTV presents the WiredArts Fest – an interactive, online arts festival aimed at today’s wired audience.
New York, NY January 8, 2013 — VirtualArtsTV is proud to announce the WiredArts Fest, the first of its kind, live-streamed performing arts festival. The festival has been created along the lines of a Fringe Festival, but online, where the audience is global, seating is unlimited and viewers can participate in live chat discussions, interact through Twitter and Facebook, while the performance is happening.
Following the evolution of viewers’ consumption of media, VirtualArtsTV is seizing the opportunity to give artists, producers and writers access to global audiences. The festival simultaneously provides worldwide audiences the opportunity to experience New York’s vibrant live performing arts scene.
Performances in The WiredArts Fest include Abstract Nude, written by Gwydion Suilebhan (a true digital play experience that challenges the audience to “create yourself in your own image”), Exit 12 (a NYC-based dance company whose work is based on Artistic Director Roman Baca’s service in the Marines which was recently featured on CNN), Huis Clos (following a sold-out run and performed in French with English subtitles), Alice and Elizabeth’s One Woman Show (an awarding winning real life comedy about friendship, feminism, aging and cancer) and Die: Roll to Proceed (an audience participatory choose-your-own-adventure comedy with 240 possible outcomes).
The WiredArts Fest will be streamed live from The New Media Center at The Secret Theatre from February 19th to March 2nd, 2013. Tickets for both the in-house and online audiences are currently on sale at VirtualArts.tv.
David B. Cohen
VirtualArtsTV, Chief Marketing Officer
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VirtualArtsTV is the first company dedicated to live-streaming the performing arts to viewers across the globe. A cross between theater, film, social media and a live streaming event, VirtualArtsTV’s productions are performed in front of a live audience while simultaneously being shot with multiple cameras, edited in real time, and streamed live to the internet so that anyone, anywhere in the world can watch the shows and interact with them via social media.
VirtualArtsTV’s proof-of-concept project, with no marketing budget (and Kickstarter funded), garnered over 50,000 uniques to the final 3 performances proving there is a viable worldwide market for live-streamed performing arts. The team’s work has been covered in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, Mashable, Time Out & blogs all over the world.