In distributed virtual theatre (presentation of live performance in shared virtual spaces), a major challenge lies in creating a social connection between audience and actors, who reside in physically distant spaces. The goal of this demo is to explore the extents by which this chemistry can be recreated in a virtual space even though participants are in different physical locales. We focus on non-verbal connection using body motion and actor-audience proximity to create the social bond.
Fa, Zhongyuan; Geigel, Joe; Kim, Sungyoung; and Schweppe, Marla
"Establishing the Actor-Audience connection during performance on a Virtual Stage,"
Frameless: Vol. 3
, Article 18.
Available at: https://scholarworks.rit.edu/frameless/vol3/iss1/18