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Whit MacLaughlin

Whit MacLaughlin is the OBIE and Barrymore Award-winning Artistic Director of New Paradise Laboratories. He has created 23 original works with the company since 1996, including the recent Hello Blackout! (2017), Gumshoe (2017), Spectre Vivant (2017), O Monsters (2016), The Adults (2014), and the web-based immersion pieces Extremely Public Displays of Privacy (2011) and Fatebook (2009). He has created work in Seattle, Minneapolis, Louisville KY, Princeton, at CalArts, and is currently working in Turkey, Kansas City, MO, and in the Free Library of Philadelphia. He has received Fellowships from the Pew Charitable Trust, the NEA, and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts; grants from The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage, Mapfund, NEA, TCG, and the William Penn Foundation.

His publications include Batch, An American Bachelor/ette Party Spectacle by Alice Tuan and Whit MacLaughlin, Humana Festival 2007; Prom, U of Minnesota Press, 2010; Live Movies, a Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts, ed. Kirby Malone and Gail Scott White, George Mason University, 2006. His work has been presented in NYC at the Ontological Theatre, the Connelly Theatre, and PS 122; at the Walker Art Center, Warhol Museum, Humana Festival of New American Plays, Fusebox Festival, Philadelphia FringeArts Festival, and Prague Quadrennial.

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Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin

Lessons in Online Theatremaking from New Paradise Laboratories’ Whit MacLaughlin

30 March 2020

Alex Ates speaks with Whit MacLaughlin—the experimental theatremaker who ventured into the online realm before it became our norm—about the intersection between digital technology and live performance and pedagogy.

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