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!