Devised Theatre Intensive


The London Devised Theatre Intensive is a two-week workshop for maverick theatre makers
who are creating their own work, seeking international collaborators,
and ready to take control of their artistic practice.
Train with top London guest artists
Devise original performances with international peers
See three live performances by devised theatre companies
Learn from your peers and share your favourite techniques in practice exchange
Benefit from career coaching and our Devised Theatre Happy Hour
The London Devised Theatre Intensive has changed the way I see myself as a performer. I feel more motivated and armed with tools to create work than I have ever done.

Jennifer Kay, 2017 participant

  1. Get a Creative Kick-Start
    The core ensemble of the 2017 London Devised Theatre Intensive explain how they needed a creative boost and what the workshop is like. Featuring Kate Goodfellow, Steven Laverty, Heather Lundy Kahl, Peyvand Sadeghian, and Jenn Kay. Video by Anne Rene Brashier.
  2. LDTI in Three Words?
    How would you describe the London Devised Theatre Intensive in just three words? The core ensemble from our 2017 programme give it their best shot. Featuring Kate Goodfellow, Steven Laverty, Heather Lundy Kahl, Peyvand Sadeghian, and Jenn Kay. Video by Anne Rene Brashier.
 Though I've done lots of collaborative and devising projects before, it's always been joining someone else's project, so this is the first step in starting my own.

Peyvand Sadegian, 2017 Participant
The London Devised Theatre Intensive runs using Open Space, a liberating method for self-organising around the ideas we’re passionate about. 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.

There are five principles of Open Space:

     And one law of Open Space: the law of passion and mobility.

LDTI is facilitated by Pinecone Performance Lab’s artistic director Amy Clare Tasker. She  wrote an article on Open Space for HowlRound, a US theatre journal. Find out more on our FAQs page.

The London Devised Theatre Intensive is a programme of Pinecone Performance Lab and Blue Panther Productions.

Pinecone 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. The Intensive will be facilitated by artistic director Amy Clare Tasker.

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. Producer and artistic advisor Laura Lundy will lead the professional development strand of the Intensive with career coaching and our Devised Theatre Happy Hour.

- Whoever comes are the right people.
- Whenever it starts is the right time.
- Wherever it happens is the right place.
- Whatever happens is the only thing that could have.
- When it’s over, it’s over.

​​ Apply as quickly as you can. Leave everything else at home and come into the room with an open heart and an open mind, and give yourself total freedom to explore and create.
Heather Lundy Kahl, 2017 participant