London
                           15-27 October
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Devised Theatre Intensive
2
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18
Theatre Makers
Weeks 
Guest Artists
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MASTERCLASSES    PRACTICE EXCHANGE    DEVISING

A two-week workshop for theatre makers to share and expand their practice of devising theatre. The programme will include masterclasses from guest artists, peer-to-peer sharing sessions, and creating performance.

The Intensive aims to inspire theatre makers, raise the profile of devised theatre, and foster international connections.

HOW TO APPLY

GUEST ARTISTS

Bryony Kimmings
A performance artist, writer, comedian, director, musician, activist, feminist, mother and loud mouth. Inspired by the taboos & anomalies of western culture, her autobiographical works promote the airing of her own dirty laundry to oil public conversations on seemingly difficult subjects. 
Kristine Landon-Smith
Tom Mansfield
A theatre practitioner, cultural entrepreneur and educator. She has recently returned to the UK after completing a three year posting as Senior Lecturer in Acting at The National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) Australia.
Tom is Artistic Director of Upstart Theatre. His productions include Phone Home, Silent Planet, The Situation Room and The Falling Sickness (alongside James Blakey), Oh Well Never Mind Bye and Water Sculptures. Producing work for Upstart includes Marco, The Last Ones, The Identity Project and The Maddening Rain.
Lee Simpson
Lee is a director, deviser, writer or performer (or any combination thereof) for Improbable. He is also a member of the Comedy Store Players and one of Paul Merton’s Impro Chums.
Nir Paldi
Nir is a multi-award-winning writer, director and performer. He is a co-artistic director of Theatre Ad Infinitum and directed and wrote the company's productions of: Odyssey, The Big Smoke, Ballad of the Burning Star and Bucket List.
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THE WORKSHOP
THE PRODUCERS
We welcome applications from theatre makers in any discipline: directors, writers, performers, choreographers, composers, designers and others. Each attending theatre maker will have the opportunity to share their favourite devising techniques, and add new ones to their creative toolbox. Over the course of two weeks, small groups will devise short pieces to be shared in an informal setting at the end of the programme.

We will also arrange three theatre trips to see devised performances in London. Blue Panther Productions' excutive producer Laura Lundy will deliver a talk 'Get Visible and Get Produced', and we invite you to raise a glass at our New Work Happy Hour on the final day of the Intensive.

​The workshop will run using Open Space Technology. A radical alternative to the traditional theatre model, Open Space creates an anti-hierarchical environment for rapid generation of ideas and shared ownership of the work. 

The London Devised Theatre Intensive is a programme of Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab, in partnership with Blue Panther Productions. The Intensive will be facilitated by artistic director Amy Clare Tasker.

Amy Clare Tasker Performance Lab works with actors, dancers, musicians, installation designers, and visual artists to create interdisciplinary performances, aiming to awaken curiosity and encourage empathy. They work with a diverse ensemble of artists from different cultural and creative backgrounds focusing on cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary collaboration.


Blue Panther Productions works with playwrights and theatre companies to increase visibility and reach national and international production goals faster and at greater levels of success.

KEY DATES
  1. 15 MAY
    APPLICATIONS OPEN
  2. 30 JUNE
    APPLICATIONS CLOSE
  3. 17 JULY
    SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS INVITED