7-19 October 2018

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 your own original collaborative performances, see three live performances by devised theatre companies, benefit from peer practice exchange and professional development, and be our guest at the New Work Happy Hour.
"I love devising theatre because you get to play with all the theatrical toys straightaway.
It’s like using a very complicated piece of equipment without reading the instructions first." 

Lee Simpson, 2017 guest artist & co-artistic director of Improbable
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  1. The Core Ensemble
  2. Complicite Masterclass
  3. Improbable Masterclass
  4. Upstart Masterclass
  5. Theatre Ad Infinitum Masterclass
  6. Bryony Kimmings Masterclass
  7. Open Space
  8. Hilarity
  9. Calling a Session
  10. Play in a Day
  11. Clowning
  12. The Circle
photos by Anne Rene Brashier. click on the images to enlarge.
"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 . The friends I have made here are life-long and we will continue to support each other far beyond the fortnight that we've been together."

Jennifer Kay, 2017 theatre maker

The London Devised Theatre Intensive welcomes 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 presentation 'Define Your Creative Self on Your Terms', 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 Pinecone Performance Lab, in partnership with Blue Panther Productions. The Intensive will be facilitated by artistic director Amy Clare Tasker.

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.

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. Executive Producer Laura Lundy will lead the professional development strand of the London Devised Theatre Intensive.​​

"Using Open Space as a method for devising was exhilarating.
We worked as an ensemble from day one and everyone's ideas were really heard and considered."

Sharlit Deyzac, performer, Home Is Where directed by Amy Clare Tasker

2018 DATES ​​
  1. 15 JUNE
  2. 27 JULY
  3. 7-19 OCTOBER