David Glass Masterclass

Søknadsfrist 10. jan
Dato 21. feb – 24. feb
Pris 1950 kr
Tid 09:30 - 16:30

Om Master Class

We are more than thrilled to announce that the acclaimed theatre practitioner, teacher and director David Glass once again will conduct a masterclass in Scandinavia. This time in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Devised theatre now sits at the heart of modern theatre practice. Here the actor /performer as a collaborative maker is central. This masterclass is a must for any performer or company wishing to develop their own work. The course is rigours, playful and practical. Over the four 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.

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.

David Glass is one of the world’s great theatre teachers

– Mike Alfred’s founder of Shared Experience

Content of workshop
The 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.

Integrating at a foundational level David Glass’s celebrated five stage Creative Practice: Alchemy of the Extraordinary .

  • 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.

On the last day they will apply their learning to the making of a piece of work based on the principles.

Let us fail at excellence not succeed at mediocrity

– David Glass on learning

For those that have already studied his Alchemy of the Extraordinary: Five Stage Creative Practice this is a natural continuation of that work. For those that haven’t a summery of the practice will occur on the first day.

Language: English. Please bring loose fitting clothes for moving comfortably around in and an open heart and mind…


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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For actors, performers, dancers, writers, directors and set designers.


DDSKS København, Per Knutzons vej 5, 1437 København K, Danmark


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Søknadsfrist 10. jan
Dato 21. feb – 24. feb
Pris 1950 kr
Tid 09:30 - 16:30