The Role of the Director in the Devising Process

Monday 30th September to Friday 4th October 2019


Jerwood Space, 171 Union St, London SE1 0LN

£300 + VAT 

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


The Role of the Director in the Devising Process is back for an unbelievable 10th year! (where has the time gone?)


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. 

The role of the Director in the devising process isn’t always straightforward. Often there is no script, no clear starting point, and sometimes almost nothing to go on. The Director has to assume a variety of roles and be extremely flexible and adaptable, with the actual act of directing often taking place late in the rehearsal process. All this apart it can be the most rewarding experience a Director can ever have.

This fascinating workshop 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 material (verbal and physical), editing and the relationship with a team of designers, participants will gain a unique insight into Told by an Idiot’s devising process from a Director’s perspective.

The course is suitable for established and emerging directors and performers, who have an interest in directing. 

To book your place on the workshop, click here

If you have any questions about accessibility or the workshop in general, please email Natasha at