Plakat for kurs

Devised Theatre Making and Creative Practice
med David Glass (UK)

Søknadsfrist 13. aug
Dato 11. sep – 12. sep
Pris 700/600 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00

Om Workshop

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.  

Date: 13th of September
Time: 9:30-10:45
Place: Kraftverket

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.


David Glass is an International award winning solo performer, theatre director, teacher and creative thinker. He is one of the UK founders of the Physical and Visual, Devised, Ensemble and Applied theatre movements.

He is a leading international theatre teacher and has taught and influenced three generations of theatre makers in 73 countries. Including Emma Thompson (Actress), Simon McBurney (Complicite), Amit Lehav (Gecko Theatre), Lloyd Newson (DV8), Liam Steele (Physical Director), Stephen Daldry (Billy Eliot), Tina Ellen Lee (Opera Circus), Jim Chim Hoi (Theatre Ensemble Hong Kong) and Tom Morris (Warhorse).

He has been influential in shaping the creative lives of performers such as Kathrine Hunter, Anna Marie-Duff, Sarah Parrish and Gong Lee. Always a maverick David is often sighted by Theatre Leaders as a defining force in world theatre. He has worked in over 70 countries.

In 1999 he established David Glass Ensemble and has toured in 32 countries. David is co-founder and associate artistic director of Theatre Ash in Hong Kong and co-founder of the Theatre Collective Siena Italy.

In 1997 he founded the ground breaking Lost Child Project working with over 10,000 street children in 22 countries, and established the first Centre For Creative Development with VBNK in Cambodia in 2000. Here he also wrote his five stage Creative Practice book which is now used worldwide to help organisations such as Save The Children, UNICEF, ILO and numerous Universities around the world to think and work more creatively.

In 2002 he established Ensemble Films with Paul Zetter, to make films and film writing around development and arts issues. In its fourteen years it has made hundreds of films across SE Asia and is now branching out in Europe with partners Robert Golden Pictures and BAFTA award winner John Dale.

In 2018 David was awarded an honoured Phd from UK University Partner Bath Spa for his innovative theatre and Creative Practice work. The same year he was made a senior foreign intellectual consultant on Creativity and Creative Practice to the Ministry of Education China to cascade his methodologies to schools, colleges and universities over the coming five years.

Over the next five years David is working Internationally on four Legacy projects, amongst them the AB Project, which is a nine country youth arts empowerment project using the Anders Breivik killing of 69 young people as a provocation to celebrate the potential of those lost voices at this time of youth polarisation  and marginalisation, and This Changes Everything, which is a theatrical adaptation of Naomi Klein’s seminal work on climate change and Capitalism. War/Peace an international co-production with the Japan Olympics 2020. And A DEvine Comedy, a trilogy of works celebrating the madness of theatre and the modern world. All og these projects will feed into a legacy learning strand of the DGEnsemble and its educational partners, and that is being researched and developed as part of his Phd into Creativity.

David believes passionately in the right of all people to celebrate through the arts and that creative learning is not a commodity but a birth right. He is a citizen of the world who resides in London.

David Glass Ensemble, Look back 2021David Glass Ensemble Look Back 2021 – YouTube


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Søknadsfrist 13. aug
Dato 11. sep – 12. sep
Pris 700/600 kr
Tid 10:00 - 17:00