Judith Adele (Ada Radius in virtual worlds) and Iain McCracken (Sodovan Torok in Second Life) founded Avatar Repertory Theater in 2008, along with original members Kevin Lee (Kayden Oconnell), Jack Turner (dec) (Dolgoruky Umarov), Michelle Fowler (Mickie Nikolaidis), Tom Sullivan (Em Jannings), Bob Shurley (Thundergas Menges) and Rowan Shamroy, with the aim of creating a small, tightly knit group of players with a broad range of technical, artistic and organizational skills. Our debut production of “Tales from the Metaverse” was performed for Halloween 2008, and the company explored live voice/real-time virtual performance for over ten years hrough a variety of projects, small and large. The company has performed in Second Life®, various grids in OpenSim worlds accessible on the Hypergrid and in podcasts and machinima videos.
A.R.T. comprises a gifted company of actors, writers, graphic artists, programmers, musicians, sound engineers and production administrators. We perform in virtual reality platforms such as Second Life®. Live virtual theater performance is our focus, using prerecorded music and sound effects, avatars, costumes, sets, props and animations that are readily available in virtual worlds and those custom created by company members.