Three-Week National Devised Theatre Intensive

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Three-Week National Devised Theatre Intensive

Dates: June 3 – 22, 2024
Location: West Village Theatre (2007 10 Ave. SW)
Cost: Starting at $1,200

Ghost River Theatre’s biennial three-week National Devised Theatre Intensive takes place June 3 – 22, 2024. Just a few spots remain!

This year’s intensive is co-taught by Ghost River Theatre artistic director Eric Rose and award-winning Serbian-Canadian performance designer and educator Snežana Pešić (University of Toronto.)

The National Devised Theatre Intensive is a three-week, comprehensive, advanced program of study designed for established and emerging artists and educators drawn from the national community. Open to adventurous artists in all media (designers, dramaturg, performers, writers, dancers, visual artists, musicians, digital artists, etc.) the intensive explores the complexities and potentials of a guided, complete devised production process, from initial idea to public presentation, in three weeks of intensive hands-on-creation.

Topics Include:

  • Dramaturgy of devised work through a practical creation process
  • Audience engagement theory and techniques
  • Long-term strategies for collaboration and decision-making
  • Workshops in marketing and grant writing, specifically tailored to the challenges of new work creation
  • The building of a national network of artists who are versed in a common process and interested in future collaborations
  • Visual approaches to storytelling
  • Non-traditional text generation
  • The key principles of healthy creation practices


  • Equity Rate $1,200 +GST
  • Regular $1,450 +GST

This intensive is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. Only a few spots remain.

For questions about the program and registration, please contact

For more information, visit

Thank you to our Program Sponsor, Sentinel Storage.

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