See below for further information.

Devised Theatre is a process in which the whole creative team develops the show collaboratively.


Option B

Devise in Advance

Devise and rehearse a piece at your school using the prompt. Bring your work to festival, perform it in the devised theatre showcase, and receive feedback from a panel of professional devising artists. No nomination is required. Registration is limited to the first 8 entries. Please choose one individual to submit your group’s registration and serve as the contact person for communication.

Companies may decide to share a recorded version, or perform their piece live via Zoom.

Companies should adhere to the 2021-2022 Devising Health & Safety Protocols & Guidelines.

Submissions will have a 15-minute time limit.

  • Set up and strike can be part of the performance
  • Contributions of the 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, and no functional weapons)


  • Each showing will be given a short response from regional faculty and/or devising guest artists. Each deviser will be expected to speak articulately about their work, displaying rigor of process and responsibility for form and content.
  • Devising isn’t an aesthetic; it’s a process. This approach to creating new work includes multiple aesthetics, production value spectrums, and performance styles.
  • Registration will begin on November 1, 2021. To participate students will follow the online registration form found on the Region III website.
  • Deadline for submission – December 14th
  • Schools may enter multiple groups for the devising project.

TITLE: Where That Place Used to Be: Think of a place no longer there or is something else.

  • 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. These parameters are designed to form a creative container to spark your imaginations and deepen your exploration.


Drew Vidal

Drew Vidal

Devised Theatre Co-Coordinator

Ball State University
Associate Professor of Acting and Movement
Department of Theatre and Dance
Arts and Communications, Room AC 306
Muncie, IN 47306

Genesee Spridco

Genesee Spridco

NPP Co-Vice Chair, Devised Co-Coordinator

Lecturer of Movement
University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana
Krannert Center for the Performing Arts
Co-Artistic Director
Imaginez Ensemblez

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