DIGITAL HUMANITIES PROJECTS
TheTheatreTimes.com is an open-access global theatre and performing arts portal. Since its launch in November 2016, TheTheatreTimes.com has published over 4,000 articles and theatre reviews covering theatre in 90 countries and regions. With 30 thematic sections, more than 150 Regional Managing Editors, and over 60 media partners around the world, we have grown to be the most diverse and comprehensive global theatre portal today.
TheTheatreTimes.com launched three features: 1) Three Spotlight series: Spotlight on Russia, Spotlight on Poland, and Spotlight on China, 2) Performap.com – Interactive Digital Map of Theatre Festivals, which was funded through Yale Digital Humanities Lab and LMDA Innovation Grant. Performap.com currently lists 340 international theatre and performing arts festivals, searchable by date, location, and type, and 3) IOTF: International Online Theatre Festival, a yearly event streaming international theatre shows.
TheTheatreTimes.com was awarded the 2018 Elliot Hayes Award from the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas.
International Online Theatre Festival is an annual free online showcase of the best global theatre streamed live or on-demand. In addition to theatre shows, IOTF includes post-show talkbacks, discussion panels, and interviews with the artists. IOTF launched for the first time in 2019. IOTF 2019 showed 26 shows from 10 countries. IOTF 2020 showcased 42 shows from 16 countries. IOTF 2021 showcased 33 shows from 24 countries. In total, over 1 million people participated in all three editions.
In 2021, the IOTF won a second-place Culture Online International Award for “Best Online Project,” chosen among 452 projects from 20 countries.
Performap.com is an Interactive Digital Map of Global Theatre Festivals. With hundreds of festivals browsable and searchable by festival location, type, and date, Performap is the first extensive digital index of its kind in the field. It is built expressly for artists, audiences, critics, scholars, festival organizers, curators, and presenters from around the world. Performap also includes reports written by local writers and traveling reporters published by TheTheatreTimes.com. Performap is an invaluable resource for scholastic, journalistic, and management research on theatre and performance festivals worldwide. Scholars specializing in theatre and performance studies, anthropology, sociology, economics, and urban planning will find it particularly attractive. Performap was developed with funding from the Yale Digital Humanities Lab and an LMDA Innovation Grant