About Devoted & Disgruntled

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


Author: Sarah Grange

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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

  • The Cost of Edinburgh

    Session called by Claire Stone, founder of the Cost of Edinburgh campaign (@CostEdinburgh #Cost of Edinburgh on Twitter), to discuss the increasing costs of performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, the impact on artists, industry, venues, audiences, diversity, and how we can increase transparency and positive action on access at the festival. This report covers multiple sessions and contributors over the course of the day at Devoted & Disgruntled, Fringe Central, 20th Aug 2018: https://www.devoteda Read more

  • Working with technology within creative theatre practice - what's happening and how can we support each other? Where next for this work?

    Setting the stage: The Other Way Works uses technology to help with both scaling and making experience seem magical. Often conversations around technology in theatre revolve around marketing and dissemination rather than creative uses. What support exists for developing technology within theatre? Read more

  • Where are the exciting / progressive places to show Site specific work in Europe?

    Brief notes from our discussion follow: How can we find out where these places are? - Ask British Council - Look on Creative Europe, at their funded projects - European Capitals of Culture - Where have other similar companies toured to in the past? Read more

  • When is it useful/ ok to get angry and act on that anger?

    It was a discussion characterised by a lot of laughter, generosity and openness. Thanks everyone for making it something far more useful and constructive than the rant fest I envisioned when I called the session. Read more

  • What's The Difference Between Artistic Excellence and Artistic Vibrancy

    Inspired by my recent work in Australia, informed by the Australia Council's Artistic Vibrancy report and toolkit, I was interested in opening up a converstaion here in the UK because ‘excellence’ is a much used word whereas ‘vibrancy’ rarely uttered (and presumably then, rarely considered and not fully understood). Read more

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