SEASON 2020/2021

The Next Waves Theatre is a digital laboratory exploring the future of performance through the 4th wall made of glass.

1. Our way of life is being renegotiated, so must our understanding of theater.

2. Theater is the performative form of yesterday; and of today; and of tomorrow.

3. We pull the plug on unimaginative web-based content for theater performances.

4. Theater must be in constant dialogue with life by experimenting with new pleasures.

5. Our collective digital existence offers simmering possibilities of assembly.

6. Digital dissemination opens up new channels of access for “the art-form of citizens.”

7. Theater is obligated to become well-versed in the particularities of technology.

8. Only a truly engaging virtual experience, can cut through the cascade of content.

9. We demand theatre works especially devised for online/hybrid display contexts.

10. Theater’s spillage into the digital must mutate beyond a mere documentation.

11. The digital can facilitate unprecedented audience participation and immersion.

12. The virtual can expand sensory perception transcending the theater of the past.

13. Since its genesis, we have loaded the digital with variations of our staged selves.

14. It is about time the digital stages itself back to us, on a multiplicity of platforms.

15. The days of media-binging in search of distraction and recognition shall pass.

16. The poetic potential of virtually being together in being apart shall prevail.

17. Only through the stretching of definitions can we create unexpected outcomes.

18. You are invited to our laboratory exploring the digital fusing with the theatrical.

19. Theater refracted through the screen-lens is not a replacement but a rebirth.

20. The virtual reincarnation of theater is a new wave which will prove to be seismic.

Next Waves Theater #22: ROCHAMBEAU (Study #3)
Next Waves Theater #21: Babes Bar presents "Babes Chat: Diva really want to hurt me?
Next Waves Theater #1: The Assembly
Next Waves Theater #2: Changing Room 3 (Ouija DM)
Next Waves Theater #3: u don hav 2 ゜。゜ヾ( ˇ ◇ “ •。)ノ. ゜• ゜the Red Li゜。゜ヾt
Next Waves Theater #4: Source
Next Waves Theater #5: Dark Water
Next Waves Theater #6: BB
Next Waves Theater #7: Maximum Karnage
Next Waves Theater #8: 1001
Next Waves Theater #9: Affective Dynamics Study Group
Next Waves Theater #10: A Trans History Sung
Next Waves Theater #11: METOHARIM
Next Waves Theater #12: ROCHAMBEAU (Study #2)
Next Waves Theater #13: Are You The Media Player Owner?
Next Waves Theater #14: Dripfeed Episode 4. The Final Girl
Next Waves Theater #15: Leif Randt. Hiper Dino Dramedy
Next Waves Theater #16: Göksu Kunak. Saadet. Better YOU
Next Waves Theater #17: Liina Magnea - "In Service of ..."
Next Waves Theater #18 on reading #foucault’s #lusagedesplaisirs feat. ] a very slow #bohemianrhapsodyremix [aka The Rules of Attraction, opéra concrète]
Next Waves Theater #19: Shade Theret and Magdalena Mitterhofer - ALL TOMORROW'S CASTINGS
Next Waves Theater #20: Selin Davasse - 1001-2
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  • Curated by:

    Armen Avanessian, Selin Davasse, Tilman Hecker and Belle Santos

    Hosted by:

    Armen Avanessian & Enemies


    Kubilay Kaan Mehan

    Artistic Production Manager:

    Michael Ladner


    Eugen Ivan Bergmann, Billy Bultheel, Cibelle Bastos Cavalli, Ivan Cheng, Joel Cocks, Selin Davasse, Paula Ďurinová, Nina Emge, 42n0ah, Alexander Fahima, Adam Fearon, David Brynjar Franzson, FRZNTE, Nile Harris, Tilman Hecker, Tobias Hohn, Jason Danino Holt, Tarren Johnson, June Lam, Adam Kaplan, Onur Hamilton Karaoglu, Timothy George Kelly, Nile Koetting, Alexey Kokhanov, Göksu Kunak, Liina Magnea, Enad Marouf, Jos McKain, Kaan Mehan, Katharina Meves, Zoe Claire Miller, Magdalena Mitterhofer, @nnast_antn, Lynsey Peisinger, Leif Randt, Sarah Rosengarten, Belle Santos, Thilo Schmidt, Dylan Spencer-Davidson, Stanton Taylor, Shade Theret, Caique Tizzi, Frank Willens, Kübra Uzun, Lauryn Youden

    Produced by VOLKSBÜHNE BERLIN in collaboration with the NEMETSCHEK FOUNDATION for the Series ‘Armen Avanessian and Enemies’ at the ROTER SALON.