and Digital Theatre+ teamed up to launch IOTF: The International Online Theatre Festival.

In the span of one month, IOTF will stream online and on-demand the work of many international theatre artists and companies. Come back in 2020 to see the full program.


April 15 – May 15, 2020

Transcultural Collaboration Can Change The Game.

IOTF is a celebration of innovative global theatre artists working in diverse mediums and styles. As a collaboration between and Digital Theatre+, IOTF strives to showcase the urgent and enticing work being produced on stages across the globe.

Open Fringe

In addition, IOTF will include the Open Fringe programme, presenting online the best of contemporary global fringe theatre. The Open Fringe invites video submissions from artists and companies across the globe who feel that their work can reach a wider audience. We welcome productions from all theatrical mediums in any language, and we encourage works that cross disciplinary boundaries or that are performed in non-conventional theatrical spaces.

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is already the world’s leading educational platform for the performing arts. Today, Digital Theatre+ provides 3 million students in over 1,600 schools, colleges, and universities across 65 countries unlimited access to over 1,000 full-length productions and educational resources. is a global theatre portal. Since its launch in November 2016, has published over 2,700 articles covering theatre in 88 countries and regions. With 28 thematic sections, more than 140 Regional Managing Editors, over 60 media partners around the world, and 60,000+ followers on social media, we have grown to be the most far-reaching and comprehensive global theatre portal today.

IOTF: The International Online Theatre Festival is headed by the international team of Artistic Directors: Chris Harris, writer, dramaturg and recent graduate of MA International Dramaturgy at the University of Amsterdam; and Xunnan Li, doctoral candidate at Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL).

Chris Harris & Xunnan Li

Artistic Directors, The International Online Theatre Festival



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