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FORM: DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION
Deadline Jan. 6, 2018

 

FORM: DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT ENTRY REGISTRATION
Deadline Jan. 6, 2018

 

Contact: Devised Theatre Coordinator

Actors and Playwrights

Devised Theatre Project

Updated October 16, 2017

Devising is loosely defined as the process of collaboratively creating a new work without a pre-existing script wherein the collaborators are also the performers. Learn more at the national site:

KCACTF Devised Theatre Project

How to Apply: Choose Option A or Option B

Option A. Individual Participation

Collaborate with a professional guest artist and an ensemble of other student artists to create and perform a devised piece at the festival. No nomination is required. Participation is open to the first 18 people who register.

DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT INDIVIDUAL PARTICIPATION FORM
Submit this online form.
Form Due January 6, 2018, or until 18 slots are filled.

Option B. Entry Registration

Devise and rehearse a piece at your school using the prompt: SHE/HE/THEY NEVER MET A STRANGER. Bring your work to festival and perform it in the devised theatre showcase. No nomination is required. Registration is limited to the first 5 entries. Please choose one individual to submit your group's registration and serve as the contact person for communication.

DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT ENTRY REGISTRATION FORM
Submit this online form.
Form Due January 6, 2018, or until 5 slots are filled.

KCACTF NATIONAL DEVISED THEATRE PROJECT

Logistics/parameters:

  • Approximately 16'X16' playing space, ensemble must consider audience placement & interaction
  • Ensemble-generated lighting [...wall sockets provided, ensemble brings everything else]
  • 20 minute time limit which must include set-up, performance and strike
    • Suggested 5 minute set up
    • Suggested 12 minute piece
    • Suggested 3 minute strike
    • Set up and strike can be part of the performance
  • Company size – no more than nine members
  • Contributions of the performing ensemble are to be balanced and evenly distributed
  • Not every member of the ensemble must perform, but the majority should
  • Faculty advisors may provide outside-eye feedback, but students should drive the work
  • No live flame
  • No smoking

The 2018 Prompt:

TITLE: She/he/they Never Met a Stranger

  • Ensemble will select their sources of inspiration as their creative container (examples: a photograph, a poem, a fictional or non-fictional short story, a memory, interviews, a question, etc.). Ensemble will be asked to clearly articulate how their sources informed process and product, form and content.
  • Each ensemble will create a unique performance vocabulary informed by their source materials. This vocabulary should include movement, voice, visual image, sonic landscape, text and scenic environment and communicate the piece's style and aesthetic.
  • Ensemble should consider time restraints and travel considerations. These parameters are designed to form a creative container to spark your imaginations and deepen your exploration.

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