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Toi Whakaari Devising Theatre with Kerryn Palmer

Toi Whakaari Devising Theatre with Kerryn Palmer

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  • Tue 12 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 13 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Thu 14 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Mon 18 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Tue 19 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Wed 20 Jan, 9:00am – 5:00pm


Te Whaea: National Dance and Drama Centre, 11 Hutchison Road, Newtown, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Adult: $1,500.00
  • Early Bird: $1,300.00


Toi Whakaari

Making Theatre from Scratch.
In this practical workshop, participants will explore different methods of devising theatre. Throughout the six days, they will explore form, content and purpose and will be guided to develop their own devising process. This will involve generating, exploring and distilling creative ideas that can then be developed into a work-in-development. Participants will be given practical strategies of methods for documenting and developing the work and ideas for “where-to-go-next.” This course will actively teach ways to harness creative ideas into a finished product. Participants can choose to create individually or in groups. It aims to be active, thought-provoking, challenging and fun. By the end of the workshop, each student will have created a piece of theatre or started to develop a piece of theatre.

Note: This workshop is 6 days long.

Use the discount code EARLYBIRD when booking - only offered while places are available. Don't miss out!

About the tutor:
Kerryn Palmer has worked as a freelance director, actor, and teacher of drama for over 25 years. In 2003 she completed her MTA in directing at Toi Whakaari-New Zealand Drama School and VUW. Kerryn regularly teaches in Victoria University’s Theatre Programme and is currently finishing her PhD in Theatre for and with Young People. She is a theatre director, regularly directing at Victoria University, BATS and Circa. She also devises and creates large scale site-specific/generic works, (Pandemic, Sniper, Adrift, My Shout- Another Round at the Thistle Inn, Black November 1918). She has directed many touring shows that have travelled around New Zealand for: Duffy Theatre, Capital E National Theatre for Children, Handstand Productions, Voice Arts, Ensemble Impact and most recently, Arts on Tour’s production of Seed.

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