Devising: a smorgasbord

by Kristen Van Ginhoven | 1 April 2014

we take what we learn from ISTA and put it into practice in our work as teaching artists elsewhere

Kristen has recently worked with teacher candidates at the Queen’s University Faculty of Education in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She is a graduate of the programme (2002-2003) and this is her third time back post graduation, twice as an artist in residence and once as a teaching excellence fellow. She always offer a smorgasbord of workshops and this year, she was asked to focus on devising. SR

From Kristen

“What’s fun about including this in Scene, is that the workshop I came up with is a mix of ISTA workshops I’ve done in the past! So, it’s a very cool example of how we take what we learn from ISTA and put it into practice in our work as teaching artists elsewhere.” 

 

So below is:

  1. an overview of the workshop;
  2. two handouts:
    1. taken from a workbook given at an IB/ISTA workshop led by Dinos Aristidou – Curating your story;
    2. taken from a textbook on Performance Spaces.
  3. a final handout that came from Jess Thorpe’s workshop at the 2013 London TaPS.

 

Devised Theatre: IS Drama

Kristen van Ginhoven, Artist in Residence, January 2014

 

Materials: poster paper, markers, pens, coloured pencils, music player

 

Devising theatre from a stimulus

A stimulus can be anything; poem, short script, image, sculpture, theme, piece of music….

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