Photos by Roshen

The Kyiv Academic Drama Theatre on Podil upgraded its Screenberry platform to create even more impactful multimedia decorations for its performances.

The theater started using the Screenberry media server in 2007. At that time, it was the first fixed installation to be driven by our media server.

After its renovation in 2017, the theater moved to a new, bigger building designed by the Drozdov & Partners architectural bureau. The new facility provided significantly broader multimedia capabilities. Now, one Screenberry media server powers 4 х Panasonic PT DX820LBE and  2 x Panasonic PT DX100ELK projectors to create digital decorations.

The advanced calibration feature, as well as support for DMX mirror heads control, allows the system to map visuals not only onto the entire stage but also onto stage props and even auditorium walls. It’s also possible to create different holographic effects with the help of the pepper's ghost foil and projection scrim.

The theater can be easily turned into a cinema with the help of a motorized onstage screen. It can also be used as a presentation venue thanks to the server’s integrated DeckLink Duo 2 capture card and NDI streaming support.

Screenberry is linked to Avid VENUE | S6L-24 light controller and Ableton Live audio server to synchronize video playback, audio, and stage lighting.

Thanks to the server’s intuitive interface and ease of use, even one person can hold full control over digital stage decorations and visually transform the scene at the click of a button, within seconds.

Nowadays, the Theater on Podil is the most technologically advanced and up-to-date theater in Ukraine.

The theater received the Ukrainian Urban Award in the category: ‘Architecture of Socioсultural Facility’. It was also nominated for one of the most prestigious European awards – European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award 2019.