UpStage was rebuilt and mobilised during 2020-21 by an international team of developers and designers in collaboration with the platform’s artist-users.
Development team 2020-2023
Lead developer: Gloria Willisden
Back-end developers: Gloria Willisden, Paul Rohrlach
Front-end developer: Nguyen Hong Phat, Tuyt Giang
Interface designer: Elisa de Castro Guerra
Interface design intern: Riad Salameh
Documentation: Helen Varley Jamieson, Elisa de Castro Guerra, Sandra Sarala, Vicki Smith, Claudia Beezhold and Clara Gomes
Testers: UpStage community
The artistic and administrative partners of the Mobilise/Demoblise project have contributed in many ways – from taking care of the finances to providing valuable user testing and feature requests, and ultimately creating the performances for which UpStage is designed.
Teater InterAkt: Sara Larsdotter Hallqvist, Cecilia Nkolina, Manel Ruiz Blas, Parnian Faizi and Jesper Miikman.
Center for the Cultivation of Technology: Petra Schmidt, Kristina Klein, Susanne Eiswirt and Martin Modlinger.
Many artists from UpStage’s global community have contributed to the testing and development of UpStage during this project period and over the years, which has served to support and sustain the project. These artists include Petyr Veenstra, Miljana Peric, Christina Papagiannouli, Suzon Fuks, James Cunningham, Katarina Djordjevic, Clara Gomes, Karla Ptáček, Leena Saarinen and Martin Eisenbarth. Without the generous and imaginative contributions of these and many other individuals, UpStage would not be what it is today.