Taught by an Idiot
Offering a range of events from workshops to performances, post show improvisations to panel debates and long-term residencies to spontaneous happenings, Taught by an Idiot is fundamentally about collaboration, liberation and the pursuit of pleasure.
‘An energising and inspiring two days that leave you wishing all workshops were like this’
Told by an Idiot are delighted to be an Arts Award supporter.
Keep an eye open around our website for the Arts Award logo to see where you can get involved if you're doing an Arts Award.
Told by an Idiot revels in a style of performance that is bigger than life and this is now reflected in a new and dynamic approach to the way we collaborate with audiences.
Taught by an Idiot is a major interactive initiative set up as a direct response to creating performance that is anarchic, spontaneous and accessible to the widest possible audience.It is not a teaching programme and will present opportunities for everyone regardless of background, age, ethnicity, ability or training. The only thing that is asked of participants is a sense of openness, curiosity and the desire to play.
As with the creation of our shows Taught by an Idiot will continue to evolve and respond to new and surprising ideas, interests and inspiration.
‘...buzzing after two days with Told by an Idiot - what an absolutely inspiring two days of workshops!’
"[It is a project which] you should be enormously proud of and which should be rolled out as an example of excellence. The students found the experience to be exhilerating and empowering."
Head of Creative Arts, Leeds City College, March 2011