Theater der erweiterten Realitäten is a production by KGI in co-production with Theater an der Ruhr within the framework of "Theater der erweiterten Realitäten" and Ringlokschuppen Ruhr. The aim of the project is to establish a continuous reflexive research area of artistic production, a new division at Theater Mülheim an der Ruhr. From summer 2022 to December 2025, the new division will be dedicated to the practical testing and artistic-scientific research of virtually expanded theater formats.  

The project team - consisting of members of the lead theater Mülheim an der Ruhr, the Mirevi at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf and the Academy for Theater and Digitality - will explore the possibilities of virtually augmented realities in a separate "division" applied in the multi-year project: how this can be integrated continuously and sustainably into practical theater work, what requirements and what effects are generated here. During the project period, five to eight projects will be developed, depending on the respective technical challenges, the scope of the projects in terms of content and personnel, and the progress of the respective preceding research phases, which will be included in the program. Each project development is preceded by a research phase that researches and tests or develops appropriate technologies related to the specific substances / topics. In the project development phases, these technologies are further developed and implemented in an application-related manner for the respective project or content.  

With this project, the experienced and competent team of partners advocates for a more decisive positioning of theater work in the digitally transformed society and for breaking new ground together by bundling the respective competencies and resources.

Supporters: Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Kunststiftung NRW and the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as part of the top-level funding and as part of NEUE WEGE in cooperation with the NRW KULTURsekretariat.