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International Devised Theatre Conference

Theatre has always been a collaborative process. But what happens when the collaboration expands beyond our traditional definitions?  What happens when there are not one or two authors, but five or ten? How can we best honor contributions of non-authorial contributors within a devised process? Who is in control? What is there to be in control of? How can we assure proper compensation and credit to all? These questions have been at the center of the conversation for over two years via the DG’s Devised Theatre Committee.

In an effort to continue the conversation and build community, the DG is hosting an International Devised Theatre Mini-Conference, as a part of the upcoming Dramatists Guild 2018 National Conference. Join us on July 28 and 29 for two days filled with panel discussions geared towards writers, actors, directors, and creatives working in devised theatre, to try and shed some light on this burgeoning form of theatre, and hear about the innovative resources recently promulgated by the Dramatists Guild. In attendance will be representatives from the Playwrights Guild of Canada, The Swedish Drama Guild, and the Writer’s Guild of Great Britain. Joining us from our own backyard will be The Public Theater, Tectonic Theater Group, Pig Iron, and other special guests. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!

Schedule of Events

Saturday, July 28th

2:00pm – 5:30pm
Registration, panel discussion and devised workshop

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Dramatists Guild Awards Night

Sunday, July 29th

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Opening Keynote with Deborah Murad

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Devised Committee Roundtable with Gab Cody, Deborah Murad, Kyoung Park, and Doug Wright

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Pig Iron Event

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Lunch Interview with Anne Hamburger

1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Public Theater Event with Andrew Kircher

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Moment Work with Tectonic Theater Project

3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
Networking Cocktails

Devised Theatre Resources

View Devised Theatre Manual & Agreements

Want to know what type of contract to use in your devised theater piece?
Use the flowchart below as a starting point!