and Digital Theatre+ launch The International Online Theatre Festival


IOTF is an online theatre festival, showcasing the work of diverse global artists. From April 1- April 30, 2019, IOTF will present the work of 30 international theatre artists and companies, from many countries, including Complicité, Frantic Assembly, National Theatre of Australia, Vakhtangov Theatre and Grand Teatre de Liceu, and such iconic productions like A Disappearing Number, Things I Know To Be True and The Blue Bird  trilogy.

flyer announcing the the international online theater festivalIOTF 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.  The viewers will be able to access the shows via the festival page at:

In addition, IOTF will include the Open Fringe programme, presenting the best of contemporary global fringe theatre.  The Open Fringe invites open 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 encourage works that cross disciplinary boundaries or are performed in non-conventional theatrical spaces.

IOTF will be launched online from April 1, 2019 through April 30, 2019.

Applications for the Open Fringe will be accepted from March 1, 2019 to March 20, 2019. More information for applicants on submitting for this can found at is a global theatre portal. Since its launch in November 2016, has published over 2,600 articles covering theatre in 85 countries and regions. With 28 thematic sections, more than 150 Regional Managing Editors, over 50 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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Founded in 2009, Digital Theatre+ is already the world’s leading educational platform for the performing arts. Today, they provide 3 million students in over 1,600 schools, colleges and universities across 65 countries with unlimited access to over 1,000 full-length productions and educational resources:

IOTF: The International Online Theatre Festival is headed by the international team of Co-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).