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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

  • Safety And Openness From Day 1 (Improv teaching)

    A discussion about how to create a genuinely safe and open atmosphere in improv classes from the first class someone takes. How do we protect students from potentially harmful experiences which can arise from the rigidity or literal interpretation of 'Yes, and' ? Read more

  • Oogly Boogly - Improvising with Babies

    These are notes taken as Guy Hartnell shared about the Oogly Boogly project, where performers improvised with babies by copying their movements and sounds, while the babies' parents watched. It took place inside a large inflatable venue. The notes were taken by Catherine Ryan. Read more

  • .You Be Me' - Mental Health Improvisation and Dementia

    This was an experimental workshop combining the work of Frank Torino and Richard Coaten who met on the pavement on the way to Day 4. I discovered Frank had an interest in mental health and in improv work with theatre students in Denmark, mine was in how carers of people living with dementia might benefit from having access to improvisation and its role in maintaining their resilience, quality of life and relationship with their loved ones...meta theme - great link made between Franks' You Be Me' Read more

  • Looking after our Students and Ourselves #GII2019

    A session at GII 2019, aimed at looking at how we look after the psychological, spiritual, social and physical needs of ourselves and our students/participants in improvisation classes and sessions. Read more

  • How Can I (a monolingual person) Make a Multilingual Show - for a Monolingual Audience?

    I went to a talk at the Italian Cultural Institute featuring an English playwright and an Italian playwright, each speaking their own languages. I sat in the audience wearing headphones, and a ‘simultaneous translator’ hid behind the curtain with a microphone, speaking English in my ears while the Italian playwright spoke. It felt like I could understand Italian. I want to make a show that feels like that. Read more

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