Virtual reality stage
The Elektrotheater is a theatre stage in the virtual reality. It’a a vast, immersive world that audience can experience and meet in – in realtime.
The Staatstheater Augsburg raised the question on how to build a theatre stage in the virtual reality. Teamed up with Christian Schläffer, we hosted several workshops to try and find an answer. It was most important to us not to simply copy the physical room but rather take all the properties of a virtual environment into account.
The result is a platform that digitally translates theatrical mechanisms. On this stage, we can design immersive and participative evenings – live and without physical restrictions.
Four teams from different artistic backgrounds – from puppetry to immersive game theatre – were invited to explore the kinds of stories we could tell in our platform, what images we could create to dive into the world of social VR experiences.
Actor Moritz Ostanek controlling a puppet, that controls a puppet in VR.
In addition to the VR stage and various pieces, management tools have also been created that allow the automated configuration of VR glasses and managing the live server.