Devising is loosely defined as the process of collaboratively creating a new work without a pre-existing script wherein the collaborators are also the performers. Every devising company creates their own method of working based on the subject of investigation and the strengths of the collaborators. Not every company member must perform for it to be a devised piece, but the majority often does. In short, the collaborative creators are also the performers.
A devised piece of theatre can literally start with anything: a painting, a song, a real-life event, a novel to adapt, a KCACTF national prompt, etc.
During 2021, students will have the opportunity to engage with a combination of synchronous and asynchronous workshops, podcasts, panel discussions and devising activities that will help you unlock collaborations, discover new modes of creating and build connections with artists in other disciplines.
There is no entry form or other requirement for participation. If you have questions or would like to discuss presenting a devised piece at festival, please contact the Chair of Devising:
Community College of Rhode Island