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Devoted & Disgruntled is a nationwide conversation about theatre and the performing arts, run by theatre company Improbable.

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Run by theatre company Improbable, Devoted & Disgruntled is an ongoing conversation using Open Space Technology, giving theatre and performing arts practitioners the space and time they need to create positive change. 

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Latest reports

  • Lighting Up

    Ruby Glaskin, 15 January 2017 I, Andy Thackeray, attempted to host a discussion circle on ways in which one can learn some of the technical aspects of the theatre making process. My personal concern here is lighting and sound. I make ‘small’ theatre in small pub venues, but I lack some of the technical skills and knowledge, which I feel I need. Read more

  • Let's Have A Chat About Dance

    “There's not enough dance in your dance piece” I called this session because I noticed that no one had proposed a session about dance. I am not a dancer. Or an expert on dance. I programme a festival that sometimes has dance in it. I like dance. Sometimes I don't understand dance. Sometimes I dance makes me really bored. Or angry. And sometimes it's electric. I like this about dance. Read more

  • Leaving space for technical creativity

    From experience of people in the group working in this way, frustration can come from a particular way of working that you have established as an independent practitioner being interrupted/altered. Read more

  • Is NPO the way to go?

    I called this session as Artistic Director of an independent company (Curious Monkey) applying for NPO for the first time at the moment.. To discuss: - Is it the right model going forward? - There's lots of us applying at the moment, we won't all become part of the portfolio.. what's the alternatives? Read more

  • International Residencies. Why do them? What do people want from them?

    Questions about what residencies are about/should include/how they can be run Read more

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