UpStage version 2 was officially launched on 28 June 2007, with a function at the New Zealand Film Archive and the opening of a two-week exhibition.
There was almost a scandal at the launch event when renegade cyberformance troupe Avatar Body Collision inadvertently began a rehearsal of Samuel Beckett’s Come and Go before a live audience. Fortunately, the company’s director, Tito Alberto, managed to halt the rehearsal in the nick of time, before any rights infringement occurred. The assembled crowd at the NZ Film Archive begged for more but a resolute Alberto insisted that they wait until the legally sanctioned performance, which will take place at 8pm NZ time on Saturday 7th July.
UpStage V2 is available to download from SourceForge.