The Zanni Sleep Machine

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The Zanni Sleep Machine is a great way to open and close your Commedia play. But how does it work? Well, the idea is that the servants (zanni) are asleep outside in all sorts of positions but in one way or another, their movements work together to make a machine…a sleep machine that is.

“The Virtual Actor”: Corinna Di Niro, 2018

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"The virtual actor" Corinna Di Niro. 2018

Is there more to being an audience member than just sitting in the dark? Yes, audiences play an integral role in live theatre, but how can you shift an audience member from “viewer” to “player”, where they could interact with actors on stage by taking on a leading role?