Activism in Performance: Devising Course

17 September 2020 - 22 October 2020

Join our weekly Zoom hosted devising theatre class online.

What Is It?

Join our weekly Zoom hosted devising theatre class online. Over 6 weeks this term, focus on Activism in Performance, exploring different performers, practitioners and companies that use their medium as a platform for activism and social change, and use this as inspiration to devise your own performance.

Course Content

Using the platform of Zoom, be a part of an acting community online and get an introduction to social activism within performance. Focus on research and development over 6 weeks, which will inform the work that you create in the following term.

Devise your own work as an individual and as a company through improvisation and writing. Feed back to other members of the company and develop your own work with the help of professional actor and creative learning facilitator Amy Allen, and professional director and creative learning facilitator Natasha Kathi-Chandra.

You will look at practitioners such as Cardboard Citizens, Graeae, Akala, Kae Tempest and Good Chance Theatre. The final schedule of practitioners you will be researching will be confirmed in due course.

Activism in Performance: Devising Course is part of our Activate Your Rebellion season, where we challenge you to embrace your local community, assess the world around you and look at how we can action positive change.

Please note that this class takes place on Zoom


Multibuy Offer

Book for both Activism in Performance Devising course and Script Course to save - book both sessions for £15 (usually £20). Simply add both courses into your basket for the discount to apply when you check out. 


How to Book & Participate

  • Click the 'book now' button and complete your purchase online (please note our phone lines are closed due to the pandemic, please direct any enquiries to Nina at: [email protected])
  • Download Zoom on your device well in advance of your session and complete your account set up:
  • The day before your class, you will receive an email with a Zoom link to join the session - including a password to safeguard participants. For evening classes you will receive log in info by 12 noon on the day of the event, for daytime classes you will receive the info by 5pm the previous day.
  • If you have any problems, Zoom have a range of tools and 'how to' guides for getting started, how to set up your video and audio here: 
  • Just before the class start time, the facilitator will start the meeting on Zoom and you can log in to the session via the link and password provided
  • The facilitator will 'lock the room' to ensure online safety once everyone has logged on. There will also be a 'waiting room' in operation where participants will wait to be admitted.
  • During your session, it can be helpful to mute yourself whilst the facilitator is talking to avoid background noise.


Waiting List

If the class you wish to attend is appearing as sold out, please email Community Engagement Manager Nina Graveney-Edwards [email protected] to add yourself to the waiting list for future classes.