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A Beginner's Guide to Devising Theatre [9781350099746]

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Much of the theatre we make starts with a script and a story given to us by someone else. But what happens when we're required to start from scratch? What if we could make theatre from our own ideas, our own perspective, our own stories? This book, written by the artistic directors of the award-winning young people's performance company Junction 25 and aimed at the devising novice, explores creative ways to devise original theatre work from a contemporary stimulus. It offers a structure within which to approach a creative process, including ideas on finding a starting point, generating material, composition and design; it offers practical ideas for use in rehearsal; and it presents grounding in terminology that will support a confident and informed approach to production. The book features contributions from some of the young performers who have been a part of Junction 25's work, as well as key artists who work professionally on devised theatre, including Tim Etchells, Tony Kushner, Anne Bogart, Deidre Heddon and Liz Lehrman. Throughout, the work of Junction 25 is used to illustrate the concepts and ideas set out in the book. A Beginner's Guide to Devising Theatre is ideal for any student faced with the challenge of devising work from scratch and offers constructive guidance, which supports the requirements of students taking Drama and Theatre courses. The book includes a foreword by theatre critic Lyn Gardner.
AUTHOR: Jess Thorpe and Tashi Gore are Co-Artistic Directors of Junction 25. Junction 25 is an award-winning performance company made up of young people aged between 11 and 18, based at the Tramway, Glasgow. It began in 2005 as an attempt to see young people represented in the contemporary performance world. Over the past ten years Junction 25 have presented their work at festivals and venues across the UK and Europe including the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2011 with I Hope My Heart Goes First for which they won a Herald Angel Award and with ANOESIS in 2013 for which they were nominated for a Total Theatre award in the category of Innovation. In 2015 Junction 25 were awarded the prestigious CATS Whiskers award for an outstanding achievement in pioneering and high-quality work by young people.
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