What is CdnStudio?

CdnStudio is an online ‘room’ that uses internet technology to bring collaborators from across Canada together. This digital tool takes separate video streams and blends them together in real time, allowing users to see and hear each other in the same digital ‘space’.

Our goal is for CdnStudio to use every-day technologies so to use it all you need is a laptop, webcam, headphones, blank wall, and a high speed internet connection. We are using non-proprietary technologies so that all artists can access CdnStudio. With CdnStudio, SpiderWebShow is revolutionizing the way performance is created in Canada, and you can be a part of it.

The first demonstration of this technology was presented on a closed network at the LMDA Confrence at Portland State University in July 2016. For the past 2 months we have been developing the next iteration of CdnStudio while in Residence with Queen’s University’s Stage and Screen Department. Our residency and office is situated at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts where we plan to continue to develop CdnStudio.

CdnStudio is being developed thanks to the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) Community Investment Program.


Latest News

Living a Digital Connection: Reflecting on The Revolutions

I recently signed on as an actor in SpiderWebShow’s The Revolutions, to help a passionate collection of thinkers, technical wizards and artists test a...

Podcast: Creating in CdnStudio

Join host Camila Diaz-Varela as she explores the process of creating The Revolutions this past September at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts...

Podcast: Starting The Revolutions

Today SpiderWebShow is two weeks into a hybrid digital live performance rehearsal process for The Revolutions. Artists at The Isabel Bader Centre for the...

Welcome to The Revolutions

A Live Performance in Physical and Digital Space Featuring Performers Across Canada Tickets are now on sale for The Revolutions by Rhiannon Collett, created and performed...

Digital D Day @ SummerWorks

Not long ago I ran into a prominent Artistic Director on a staircase and we got into one of those *what are you up...
Sarah Garton Stanley stands in front of a green screen, video monitor shows people gathered in the digital rehearsal hall.

CdnStudio Launches May 15 @ Theatre Centre

https://vimeo.com/215504407 Rehearse, Converse and Perform Online CdnStudio is an online ‘room’ that uses internet technology to bring collaborators from across Canada together. With a few key...

Thank you for supporting CdnStudio!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXGAGOFK59M 86 investors from St.John's to Whitehorse are shaping the future of #cdncult through CdnStudio.      

The Birth of a Digital Rehearsal Process for Live Performance: A Slack Convo

I have been dreaming about this project for the better part of two years. The balance of the time was spent trying to find terms of reference to explain my dream to my colleagues. At several points along the path I abandoned hope. My desires far outstripped my technical acumen and it was only through a kind of patience, that has been a major part of SpiderWebShow’s success, that I was able to hold on.