Plakat for kurs

David Glass (UK)

Devised Theatre Making and Creative Practice

  • Pris 700/600
  • Sted Kristiansand
  • Startdato 11/09/2023
  • Sluttdato 12/09/2023
  • Starttidspunkt 10:00
  • Sluttidspunkt 17:00
Søknadsfrist: 13. aug 2023

Kursbeskrivelsen er på engelsk, da kursets arbeidsspråk er engelsk.

Kilden Teater, Scenekunst Sør, The International Norwegian ASSITEJ Festival – INAF and The Actors’ Centre are thrilled to invite you to a workshop focusing on collaborative and creative practice – with the eminent theatre director David Glass himself!

David Glass is one of the world’s great theatre teachers. He is of the most inspiring and creative teachers of performance skills that I have had the pleasure of working with. – Mike Alfreds, Theatre Director (RCS, National Theatre, The Globe, Founder of Shared Experience)

In this two day intensive workshop participants will explore the tools of eliciting, image-making, emergence, story structure and theme, to develop skills in the creation of original and authentic theatre.

The course is rigours, playful and practical but with a clear reproducible framework. Over the two days, the participants will learn the fundamentals of Devised Theatre and will come away with tools and skills they can use immediately in creating work.

Devised theatre now sits at the heart of modern theatre practice. Here the actor /performer as collaborative maker is central. David Glass has been one of the worlds pioneers in this expanding area and has influenced the work of Complicite, Gecko Theatre, DV8 , Otheatre and many artists theatre  companies and creative organisations around the world including the UN, The Chinese Ministry of Education , Save the Children and leading corporate trainers.

The workshop will be integrating at a foundational level David Glass’s celebrated five stage Creative Practice: Alchemy of the Extraordinary, consisting of:

  • Preparation
  • Origination
  • Organisation
  • Manifestation
  • Reflection


The participants will learn experientially the tools and frameworks for original theatre making. Key areas will be:

  • Ensemble and group creative practice
  • Emerging material
  • Analysis of material-ideas, image, dramatic situations, character, expressive mediums
  • The arc of choosing material: Interesting, Resonant, Relevant and Appropriate.
  • The Creative triangle tension of Artist, Art and The World
  • And theatre being Evocation, Provocation and Invocation
  • And the organic relationship of Story, Drama, Design and Music/Sound.



Artist Talk
As part of the Assitej festival and open to the workshop participants, David will give an artistic talk:

Devised Physical and Visual Theatre for young people and The Lost Child Project: An Illustrated Talk by David Glass
David Glass will introduce a number of ground breaking devised theatre projects that he has undertaken around the world that have explored participation of young voices in the making of the devised works. These will include Off the Wall with Polka Theatre and the Tate Modern
Hansel and Gretel Machine which was recreated in 35 countries as part of his Lost Child Project Gormenghast an adaption of the first two books of the Gormenghast Trilogy that has its roots in the gothic melodrama of adolescence. This production performed to over 150,000 people in 36 countries. 
David will complete the talk by discussing the Ensemble’s Galapagos Project that David is cheekily calling the Lion King for the 21st Centuary. A hugely ambitious multi-platformed work for young people and their families.  

The talk will be 1 hour with video illustrations followed by 15 mins of Q and A.  


Accomodation for travellers to Kristiansand
Access to The International Norwegian ASSITEJ Festival – INAF’s deal with Clarion Hotel Ernst: 15% price reduction.

The opportunity to buy The International Norwegian ASSITEJ Festival pass for only 300 NOK. This gives you access to the whole festival program.

Members of Norsk Skuespillerforbund, Scenekunst Sør and ASSITEJ pay a reduced participation fee.


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