Theatrical Futures is a five-day intensive program that introduces students to some of the city’s most important creators working at the intersection of live performance and technology. Students visit artists’ studios, research laboratories, creative incubators, and performance venues for a firsthand look inside New York’s hotbed of innovation.
Theatrical Futures focuses on the future of live performance and its ongoing transformation in relationship to rapidly changing information and interactive technologies. Through a series of intimate conversations with New York artists and researchers, accompanied by studio and lab visits, performances and walking tours, students discover a wide range of exciting artistic languages and new strategies for engaging audiences. These include installation, multi-media opera, software generated music, biogenetic art, virtual reality, robotics, video gaming, architecture and other non-human systems. Students will also have the opportunity to meet artists working in traditional forms of contemporary dance, theater and visual arts.
Over the course of 5 days, beginning each morning at 10:00 am and ending at 11:00 pm, FuturePerfect staff will guide students through a schedule of specially chosen performances, curated artist studio visits, museums, talks, a catered dinner, and a rooftop gathering.
Professional Development. On the final day, students have the opportunity to present their own work to a general audience and meet individually with professionals who critique their work and give advice.
Students are encouraged to stay an additional two or more days to explore the many opportunities the city has to offer including parks, museums, restaurants, galleries and specialty neighborhoods such as the Lower East Side, Chelsea, Dumbo, Fashion District, Williamsburg, and more.
$2500/person. Includes tickets to all shows, entrance to all museums/venues/studios, a 7-day unlimited Metro card and a group dinner. Travel, hotel, additional meals and insurance are not included.
Undergraduate and graduate students