The Devised Theatre Program
The Devised Theatre Program is an intensive 16 week deep dive into the embodiment of bravery, community, creativity, and play.
Devised theatre is the process in which a group of individuals create an original script and show for a live audience, collaboratively. This program offers intensive performance training in acting, voice, and ensemble creation. The focus is on guiding women into co-leadership and co-creation.
Acting and voice training will assist participants in connecting to their most authentic and expanded self. Through the 16 week process participants will learn to explore the cast of characters that live within them, and to create a character that can be embodied and represented in the final production. Productions focus on depicting themes from womanhood in combination with moving forward in bravery though fear may be present.
Testimonials from Participants:
“All of our rehearsals were fun. We just got together and played. I mean, that's just not normal these days, unfortunately, and I think that it should be. It’s ridiculous that we aren’t playing more.”
“I had so much growth through the part that was more terrifying to me, which was doing the monologue and the performance. “I would tell any woman contemplating doing this program, it was a really great experience and that it was like: prepare to blow your own mind”.
“I'm definitely more confident in expressing myself and I have more acceptance and comfort with the discomfort of fear and vulnerability. So more understanding that discomfort will be there, and that it's okay to allow it to be there. I’ve learned to lean into those edges. I'm realizing how important creativity and art are to me, and how I'm going to make that more of a value.”
"the biggest positive outcome for me, has been the community that we've created. Knowing that I have these women that I can reach out to you and who have reached out to me and have been so supportive with me being just myself, I have women that I don't have to perform around. I can be me."
“I feel like this is a great starting point to finding your authentic self. And a great way to explore because you are using your voice a lot and your body at the same time. And we explored not just one set way of using the voice and body. We explored a bunch of different ways. It may seem scary, but it's like opening all these doors to what is possible for you and what makes you feel joyful, or alive, or even being more aware of what makes you afraid.”
"I looked forward to every rehearsal. I loved collaborating. Everybody putting their ideas together and getting excited about it. Someone would say something and the and the group would go “Oh, my God, that's, that's such a good idea, let’s try it!”