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Classes (Calgary): 3-Week National Devised Theatre Intensive – Ghost River Theatre

Classes (Calgary): 3-Week National Devised Theatre Intensive – Ghost River Theatre

Ghost River Theatre’s biennial 3-Week National Devised Theatre Intensive
June 3-22, 2024

Led by Ghost River Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rose and award-winning performance designer and educator Snežana Pešić, the National Devised Theatre Intensive is a 3-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 3 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


June 3 – 22, 2024

West Village Theatre: 2007 10th Ave SW, Calgary, AB, T3C 0K4.


  • Equity Rate $1,200.00+GST
  • Regular $1,450.00+GST

This intensive is limited to a maximum of 16 participants. Only a few spots remain!
For more information about the program and registration, please contact

Thank you to our program sponsor, Sentinel Storage.

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