We will be live streaming the final performance of šxʷʔam̓ət (home), and you can interact from wherever you are in the world, using a 'webactor' as your intervener. More information will be available closer to the webcast date.
March 11, 2017 at 7:30pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
pre-show: 7:15pm PDT
curtain: 7:30pm PDT
A webcast is a live broadcast online. Theatre for Living (Headlines) is a pioneer in webcasting plays, with a twelve-year history of hosting live, interactive webcasts of their theatre productions. We actually started live, interactive TELEcasts in 1989, 25 years ago!
The šxʷʔam̓ət (home) webcast includes a chat space so viewers around the world can talk with "webactors" (actors who are on computers backstage) who can make interventions on stage on the viewers' behalf.
You will need an Internet connection fast enough to stream video, i.e. if you can play YouTube clips, you can stream the webcast. You should install the latest version of any browser you intend to use, and the latest version of Flash. The Adobe Flash video player that can play YouTube video can be found here.
We’re now able to support smartphones for the broadcast (Android and iPhones) as well as iPads. YouTube's streaming servers will basically support just about anybody with an internet connection! If you use your smartphone just make sure you access a free Wi-Fi service (say at home or at a cafe), as there may be data charges incurred if you don’t use a complimentary Wi-Fi connection, or if you don’t have an unlimited data plan from your cell phone service provider. The video will also stream better on your phone if you’re on a Wi-Fi connection.
Please share this with your contacts around the world in whichever way you can, especially for those you know are interested in issues of Reconciliation and have something to share with the rest of us. Organize a webcast party! Bring together a group of friends with several computers (or laptops), get a projector and a big screen and watch together the webcast. People get into the chat space, where there are usually really interesting conversations going on “backstage” about the issues explored.
AND, please spread the word about this unique and exciting project through social media.
We want to hear from you! You can connect with us via Facebook: facebook.com/theatreforliving
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