OntheBoards.tv trial database is an on-demand website for HD-quality contemporary performance films available for stream, download or mobile viewing via individual or subscription purchase. Launched in January 2010, this first-of-its-kind site brings contemporary work to a wider public by filming top caliber performances with multiple high-definition cameras, editing the film collaboratively with the artists, and delivering them online as feature-length performance films. Filmed at On the Boards, as well as peer theaters across the country, the performances present a snapshot of the best new works by current leaders in dance, theater and music. Before OntheBoards.tv, high-quality documentation of contemporary performance was almost impossible to find.
Each film is shot and edited with 4-5 high definition cameras by film production company Thinklab who works closely with OtB and the artists throughout the process. The films consist of compelling international and northwest contemporary performance including works by artists who are rarely seen in the US and works that will never be performed again. OntheBoards.tv is the only program that offers access to full-length works of its kind.