Productions Based on Immersive Technologies

A photograph of Landestheater Linz from outside on a sunny day.

A NEW THEATRE GAME (EIN NEUES THEATERGAME)

BY SUSANNE SCHWAB AND CHRISTINE HÄRTER | 10+

Premiere 9th November 2022 | netstage live

Director and conception Susanne Schwab

Collaboration Conception Christine Härter

Room and Costumes Karin Waltenberger

Dramaturgy Nele Neitzke, Christine Härter

“Playing a game” and “playing a character” – theatre is always already partly a game played – and in principle, the audience always plays along: every performance is unique, depending not only on the actors, but also on how spectators breathe, laugh, cough, … But can the audience also intervene more actively in the production? For two seasons now, one of our productions has been a mix of theatre and game – we borrow mechanics from (computer) games and mix them with acting and play it online on our netstage – the interactivity helps to overcome the lack of a shared space. What was partly a necessity has been opening up new possibilities for us to create an interaction that we seldomly achieve in the theatre space otherwise.

As with Expectation: First Snow and Mission: K.L.I.M.A., Susanne Schwab and Christine Härter are currently inventing our third online theatre ­game. Whether escape room or quiz, branching narrative or … maybe ­an action jump ’n‘ run – we keep on experimenting and playing both theatre and games.

DO YOU HAVE TIME? (HAST DU ZEIT?)

SCIENCE FOR CHILDREN | 8+

Premiere  29th April, 2023 | “Circus of Knowledge” (Zirkus des Wissens)

Director Nele Neitzke

Stage and Costumes kunstuniversität linz as part of the course Stage Design with Stefan Brandtmayr

Dramaturgy Martin Schönbauer, Elias Lehner

In April 2023, the department for Theatre for Young Audiences will celebrate a premiere in cooperation with the „Zirkus des Wissens“ (“Circus of Knowledge”) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. We are very pleased to see another institution coming to life in Linz – which is also dedicated to a young and young-at-heart audience – and are thrilled that circus and theatre ­are teaming up to make science and theatre comprehensible to our audiences. Do you have time? Then join us on a playful research trip around the phenomenon of time.

YOUTH PLAYS … COUP (JUGEND SPIELT … PUTSCH)

AN IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL GAME OF „DAS PLANETENPARTY PRINZIP“ | 14+

Cooperation between Landestheater Linz and SCHÄXPIR

Premiere 15th June, 2023 | External venue

Director Simon Windisch

Production Manager Nora Köhler

Concept/Game Design Simon Windisch, Nora Köhler, Leonie Bramberger, Moritz Ostanek

Stage and Costumes Andrea Meschik

Dramaturgy Christine Härter, Nele Neitzke

Putsch is a simulation, a game, an experimental set-up. In Putsch, the spectators are also the players – as members of an up-and-coming start-up, they meet bizarre characters, fulfill orders, make decisions and deal with the ­rules of the company. Individuality meets conformity, rules can be followed, questioned or negated – the result, as in real life, is open and dependent on everyone’s decisions …

With the productions Part of the Game Game and Spaze Maze Game, the Graz-based group „Das Planetenparty Prinzip“ already made a name for itself. In 2020, the “Planeten” were awarded a special prize of the board of ASSITEJ Austria. Putsch is part of Landestheater Linz “Jugend spielt …” (Youth plays …) series, where young people from 15 years of age and older are invited to a casting, to be part of a theatre production – this time alongside professional performers in this production directed by Simon Windisch.

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