Streaming & Filming Panel Discussion: Capturing Live Performance

As the technology around live streaming and digital recording continues to change at a rapid pace, join a panel of three industry professionals to hear the latest expert advice on capturing your live performances. Includes a look at reaching live streaming audiences, how to capture live performance in a high-quality way, and best practice around this ever-evolving medium.

This panel discussion will be facilitated by Jason Crouch.

Jason is an artist and digital consultant with a particular interest in contemporary performance practice. In theatre he has worked as a producer and production manager for large scale, site-specific performance, and as both a technical specialist and writer for more intimate work. He has worked with live-streaming technologies from early prototype to mainstream adoption. Jason recently completed his PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University, where his research investigated digitally mediated intimacy expressed as one-to-one performance practice. He is currently a Research Associate for FutureEverything.

Featuring speakers:

Julia White, Marketing and Communications Manager, Forced Entertainment 

Julia is currently working as the Marketing and Communications Manager for world renown contemporary theatre company, Forced Entertainment. Specialising in the development of under-represented audiences, with a focus on the digital, Julia has also worked on a number of freelance projects.

Julia recently worked on the nine-day live stream of Forced Ents’ Complete Works: Table Top Shakespeare from SPILL Festival. All 36 plays were live streamed simultaneously to Facebook and YouTube. This was the first time Julia had worked on such a comprehensive live stream project, working closely with The Space (who funded the project) and Digital Producer Sam Scott-Wood, to create and deliver a detailed audience development and marketing plan.

The live stream successfully engaged an inclusive audience of over 26,000 viewers. Julia is now in the process of compiling and analysing the live stream data to learn more about Forced Entertainment’s online audiences.

Joanna Crowley, Executive Producer, 1927 

Jo is Executive Producer for 1927, Co-Director of the Total Theatre Network & Awards; Producer for Kazuko Hohki; Vice Chair of the ITC and Chair of Bryony Kimmings Ltd.

Jo will be speaking on overseeing a capture and edit of a broadcast and cinema quality film of 1927s stage show Golem, from start to finish and leading on its commercial and non commercial distribution, licensing and sharing.

Jon Spooner, Artistic Director,Unlimited Theatre

Jon Spooner is a writer, director and the artistic director of Unlimited Theatre. He specialises in collaborating with scientists and works across live performance, digital and broadcast platforms. Since 2013 he has co-written and directed the annual large scale live show for the BBC’s CBeebies channel that is filmed and then broadcast on BBC One. In 2018 it was also released in cinemas across the UK.


  • £5.50 full / £4 conc