• Audience Choice Award, Pittsburgh Virtual Fringe Festival (2021)
• Experimental Production of the Year, The Young-Howze Theatre Awards (2021)
• Les Meilleures Expériences Immersives, UXmmersive (2021)
• NoPro Critic’s Picks, No Proscenium (2020)
• Best Artful Adaptation to the Pandemic, Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando® (2020)
• Artistic Innovation Award, St Lou Fringe Virtual Festival (2020)
The best show you’ll write all year, “#txtshow (on the internet)” is a crowdsourced immersive multiscreen performance featuring a mysterious character named txt (pronounced “text”) who recites a script written anonymously in real-time by a live audience (on the internet).
Created and performed by Brian Feldman, this live, interactive performance takes place on Zoom, originating from his D.C. apartment. This production serves as Brian’s Montana debut.
Please Note: Audience members must keep their camera and microphone on the entire show. This show contains audience interaction. The content of the show is based entirely upon what audience members write in anonymity. Recommended for 18+.
This project was supported by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
“An experience unlike anything in live theater.”
– Amy Kotkin, DC Metro Theater Arts
“In the year of virtual Fringe, I was hoping for at least one show that fully embraced the digital medium. I got my wish with ‘#txtshow.’”
– Michael Poandl, Asheville Stages
“Such an intriguing and innovative concept, it’s far more than the simple, one-way online broadcast performances that have substituted themselves in place of real-world delivery in traditional theatres… ‘#txtshow (on the internet)’ is easily the best Zoom call I’ve dialed into during 2020.”
– The Greater Manchester Reviewer
“With ‘#txtshow,’ Feldman has succeeded at creating something that tests the limits of theatre as a form and plays with the boundaries of the performer-spectator relationship.”
– Allie Marotta, No Proscenium
“This online pandemic world we live in is NOT favorable to theater events. While parking is cheaper and you can bring your own beer, there’s no sense of audience or shared discovery. But if you MUST do a show online, ‘#txtshow’ might be the archetype.”
– Carl F Gauze, Ink 19