The parameters invite students and faculty to create a play by folding the variables into their story through any imaginative means. Theresa Lang, Professor at Boston College, will serve as Coordinator for our devised event at the Region 1 Festival. If you would like to take this challenge and bring your Devised Performance to the Region 1 Festival (one submission per school, please), email Theresa no later than November 15th firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to take this challenge and bring your Devised Performance of FIVE YEARS FROM TODAY to the Region 1 Festival (one submission per school, please), email Theresa Lang
no later than November 15th with the following information:
Cell phone number for the contact person
There will be a select number of performance slots available, so contact Theresa soon.
This is an exciting challenge, let's have some fun!
KC/ACTF NATIONAL DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT 2013
Approximately 16’X16’ playing space, ensemble must consider audience placement & interaction
Ensemble-generated lighting [...wall sockets provided, ensemble brings everything else]
20 minute time limit which must include set-up, performance and strike
• Suggested 5 minute set up
• Suggested 12 minute piece
• Suggested 3 minute strike
• Set up and strike can be part of the performance
Company size – no more than nine members
Contributions of the performing ensemble are to be balanced and evenly distributed
Not every member of the ensemble must perform, but the majority should
Faculty advisors may provide outside-eye feedback, but students should drive the work
No live flame
TITLE: Five Years from Today
-Ensemble will select their source of inspiration as their creative container (examples: a photograph, a poem, a fictional or non-fictional short story, a memory, a question, etc.). Ensemble will be asked to clearly articulate how their source informed process and product, form and content.
-Music will be included (examples: vocal soundscape, body generated sounds, recorded or live music, etc.)
-A dominant design element will be incorporated (examples: suitcases, clip-lights, hats, fabric, chairs, a sound, etc.) This transforming design element could define and change space and time, and unify the piece.
In sum, production values are only limited by time restraints and travel considerations. These parameters are designed to form a creative container to spark your imaginations and deepen your exploration.
Each showing will be given a short response from regional faculty and/or devising guest artists. Each deviser will be expected to speak articulately about their work, displaying rigor of process and responsibility for form and content.
Devising isn’t an aesthetic, this approach to creating new work can withhold multiple aesthetics, production value spectrums, and performance styles.
Regions will only provide the space; ensembles must bring everything else. Be careful about making assumptions (availability of chairs, acting blocks, etc)
Deadline for submission – November 1st
To participate: send intent to participate email to email@example.com by November 1st.