What: Researchers from the University of Kent are conducting a study of digital tools for online performance. Selected participants will rehearse and perform two separate 30 minute longform improv shows for an online audience using various digital tools provided by the study. The study will take place over two weeks and involve two 90 minute training sessions with a specialist, followed by two 30 minute improvised performances. Participants will rehearse and perform remotely, broadcasting from home. Performances will be streamed live for an invited audience.

Selection Criteria: We are looking for European based improv duo teams who have been performing together for one year or longer. Duo teams should be comfortable performing in English. Participants will ideally have access to a computer with at least a 13” display, a webcam , microphone, and high speed internet connection. Participants with access to greenscreen are preferred but not required. Team members must be over the age of 18.

Compensation: Participants will each receive a high definition copy of their performances. Participants will also receive specialized training in a new kind of real-time cinematic performance experience and be guided on how they can collaborate more effectively during social isolation.

Dates: The study will run in two week sessions between May 18th- June 18th

Registration: To register your interest in the study please follow the link below to fill out a short survey. A researcher will be contact with you within 48 hours to discuss participation. For general questions about the study you can get in touch by contacting us through this website.

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