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The Role of the Director in the Devising Process

09 jul, 2018 - 13 jul, 2018 - Jerwood Space, London

After consistently selling out, this dynamic, provocative and practical workshop returns for its ninth year.

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

This 5-day intensive, led by Told by an Idiot’s Artistic Director Paul Hunter, offers a unique insight into creating and directing work from scratch, and enables participants to take away a toolkit that will enhance and refresh their practice as they continue to explore their own journey.

£275 + VAT (Earlybird - first 5 places booked) / £300 + VAT (Standard) 

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Taught by an Idiot Workshops

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

If you would like us to run one of the workshops below for a specific group or organisation, please contact us

For more information on our workshops for schools and teachers click here

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 Participation Manager Natasha Bergg if you have any questions or would like more information.

Feedback from our Artist Development Workshops:

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

"A real insight into the art of physical comedy...many topics I have previously studied have been far better put into practice"

“A hands on extravaganza on how to be an idiot and produce work organically”

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

"A BA in Devising crammed into 12 hours"

“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

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

Idiot Doctor appointments to help unstick devising dilemmas. 

For more information click here

The Doctor Will See You Now

Taking inspiration from the greats of silent comedy, Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy and Buster Keaton, this two-day workshop explores the idea of adding a fresh twist to some classic routines.


Building the Chaos

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