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Taught by an Idiot Workshops

We run Taught by an Idiot workshops in the UK, Europe, and internationally.

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Artist Development Workshops

Throughout the year we run Artist Development workshops for theatre professionals and artists across all disciplines and at all stages of their career. These workshops focus intensively on different aspects of the Told by an Idiot style of creating theatre.

We release our Artist Development workshop dates throughout the year so please look out for advertisements on our website, Facebook and Twitter or join our mailing list. Please contact Amanda Castro for more information on our programme of workshops and to be added to the mailing list.

Feedback from our Artist Development Workshops:

“An incredible opportunity to learn from the experience and hard won knowledge of a brilliantly innovative company"

“Inspiring, evocative, informative and fun, fun, fun.”

“It was exceptional. Paul is an absolute luminary. This was the most enlightening, liberating, inspiring workshop I've ever done.”

Artist Development workshops that we offer on a regular basis for all theatre professionals include:

This workshop examines what lies at the heart of Told by an Idiot and explores liberating the performer and the importance of spontaneity

The Way of the Idiot

Commedia - Primarily a form that revels in the virtuosity of the actor, Told by an Idiot will take the participants on a journey over two days to unlock the performer’s most wild and spontaneous impulse.

If It's Bad Make It Worse

Using silent comedies as our inspiration this workshop looks at classic routines, slapstick, gags and pratfalls, and the elements needed to create funny physical routines

Building the Chaos

This provocative, challenging, and dynamic workshop led by Artistic Director Paul Hunter will throw the focus onto the performer and will examine what lies at the heart of TBAI's work.



Creating It, Owning It, Doing It

Told by an Idiot’s popular intensive Director’s workshop is back for the seventh year running! The role of the Director in the devising process isn’t always straightforward but can be the most rewarding experience a Director can have. This fascinating and intensive workshop led by Told by an Idiot co-founder and Artistic Director Paul Hunter will examine in depth the role of the Director during a collaborative writing project.  By exploring some of the crucial aspects of devising, including establishing trust, creating a playful atmosphere, liberating the performer, generating materials (verbal and physical), editing and the relationship with the creative team, the participants will gain a unique insight into Told by an Idiot’s devising process from a Director’s perspective.  We are able to offer two subsidised places on this workshop for Deaf and/or disabled directors – for more information please contact our Participation Manager Amanda Castro on


The Role of the Director in the Devising Process

Led by Artistic Director Paul Hunter, a week-long workshop exploring some of the crucial aspects of directing a devised piece

The Role of the Director in the Devising Process

A 2 day workshop for writers and performers interesting in writing and the role of the writer in a collaborative process

The Role of the Writer in the Devising Process

A 2 day workshop looking at the role of the performer in the theatre, focussing on play, rhythm and liberating the performer.


Bigger Than Life

This intensive workshop inspired by My Perfect Mind looks at the notion of making theatre from real life experience.


It Happened To Me so it Must be Interesting

A 2 day workshop focussing on the company's unique approach to Shakespeare

An Idiot's Guide to Shakespeare