Several of us are experimenting with technologies and methods that will allow us to stage a live theatre peice over the web. A virtual playing space will be created that will be inhabited by avatars or virtual characters. The avatar will be controlled by a players from a remote locations. On their monitors they will be able to see the other characters and interact with them. There have already been exciting experimental productions in this area. VRML Dream, a VRML production of a MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM is a good example
We plan to improve the performance of virtual stge performance and open them to a larger audience. An additional avatar will sit in for the audience and that avatar's point of view will be shared with additional audience members via live webcasting.
We can't say much more for now as we don't want to let the cat out of the bag. We are testing a variety of technologies right now.