The online performer

14 weeks course -weekly sessions


This online acting course integrates traditional physical theatre, puppetry and street theatre with online performance.

This course is mostly focused on the performer and their acting, moving and creating.

Technical skills will be kept to a minimum, however you will need to be open to use some technology you might not have used before. 

Discover how one can use social media, VR performance venues, conference calls, 360 degree cameras and cutting edge technology as  stage or theatrical tools.

In the course we will use accessible technology in a creative way, in order to create theatre. 

During the course, and as a final result, you will take part in a cyber performance, created by the course members. 

By the end of the course you will have a high level of understanding of the role of the performer in relation to cyber and new media performance. You will have experience in taking part in a cyber performance and you will know how to take advantage of the endless creative possibilities it holds.

Led by- Nelly Lewis

       and guest teachers


What Is Online Performance - Gain a Deep Understanding of the Unlimited Possibilities

Principles of a Cyber-Based Performance

Working with Virtual Background and Green Screen

Creating Scenes in Cyber Performance 

Multi-Stage Integration

How to Create a Performance Jigsaw / Puzzle Play

Social Media Use

An Overview of Technology- VR, 360 Camera, etc


Develop the actor's techniques in visual and physical theatre by the use of technology.

Understanding of how to create a project and perform in cyber space.

Understanding the aspects of online performance.



A weekly zoom session (recording will be available), tasks, assignments, self-studies, teacher-student interaction and others.

Starting Dates: 

September- December  (Beginners Course)

January  - March   (Beginners Course + Advanced Course)

April- June  (Advanced Course)

Upon successful completion of all tasks, students can receive a Certificate of Completion.


Nelly Lewis: 

Nelly Lewis is an award-winning physical theatre performer, mentor and immersive experience maker, with over 25 years’ experience as a creator in physical theatre, including mime, puppetry, butoh dancing, directing and choreography.  Nelly is also an innovator in the fusion of performance and cutting-edge technology, such as virtual reality and other immersive / interactive tools as applied to creative productions, forging new creative pathways in our technological age.

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