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Approaches to the Collaboration Creation of Theatre
Articles on Devising Theatre from 'Theatre Topics'
Devising Utopia, or Asking for the Moon, Virginie Magnat
An article on the different perspectives on what devised theatre entails in various companies around the world - what they have in common and how they differ. Theatre Topics 15.1 (Mar 2005): 73-86. Virginie Magnat holds a PhD in Theatre from the University of California (U.C. San Diego/U.C. Irvine Joint Doctoral Program), and her essays and articles on actor training, the Stanislavski-Grotowski lineage, experimental theatre, interculturalism, and ritual performance have been published in the US, Canada, France, and Poland.
Potholes in the Road to Devising, Joan Schirle
An article on the ways and means of devising and how to teach it, specifically that used at Dell'Arte International (DAI), ensemble of actor-creators whose primary method of creating plays is devising. Joan Schirle is Founding Artistic Director of Dell'Arte International (DAI). Theatre Topics 15.1 (Mar 2005): 91-102.
Why Devise? Why Now? Twelve Thoughts on Devising with Undergraduates, Leon.Ingulsrud
The article lists and defines 'Six Premises to Be Pursued' in devising theatre, and 'Six Assumptions to Be Dispelled'. Theatre Topics 15.1 (Mar 2005): 87-90. Leon Ingulsrud is on the faculty at Louisiana State University, where he serves as Associate Artistic Director of Swine Palace, LSU's professional theatre company.
IB Theatre - Collaborative Project
Approaches to the collaborative creation of theatre
Use this handout to think about your own experience with collaborative creation, and to present the collaborative work done by professional theatre companies.
Agreements for Devising
Excerpts from “Devised Theatre: No Guts, No Glory” by Joan Schirle (2005), covering collaborative principles that can encourage artists to develop trust and respect, come to a common understanding of the challenge, and to be clear about intention, roles, and agendas.
Our Own Agreements
A form that can be used by a student group to record the agreements they have established for collaborative creation.
Developing a Plan
This handout outlines the processes, approaches, and outcomes involved in the collaborative creation of a piece of theatre: preparation, exploration, shaping, and realization. Student groups can use this as a guide to record the stages of their process, the milestones and deadlines.
Student Process Checklist: Collaboratively Creating Original Theatre
A checklist of the eleven different tasks involved for the student completing Task 4, Collaborative Project, for IB Theatre.