Devising Theatre Workshops

The Paper Birds have been running devised theatre workshops and projects in schools, colleges, universities and arts venues since 2004.

We pride ourselves on inspiring young people through theatre and enabling them to thrive through participation. We have a reputation as leaders in the delivery of devised and verbatim theatre workshops throughout the UK. Working in hundreds of schools each year, we have a Creative Learning Programme that can be adapted to fit the needs of your students. Whether as a launch to a devising unit, or as a refresher session to kickstart a process mid-way; The Paper Birds can visit your school at any time throughout the academic year.

Theatre Creativity Card workshop

A brand-new workshop for 2019 introducing participants to our popular Theatre Creativity Cards. Designed to get you thinking in new and unexpected ways, this workshop offers a new and highly effective approach to devising. Find out more about our Theatre Creativity Cards here

Devising Theatre Workshop

Explore common devising practices utilised by The Paper Birds enabling participants to collate exercises to use throughout their own devising processes. Focusing on turning research into performance; direct address, and choreographing movement.

Physical Theatre Workshop

In-depth approaches to creating physical material derived from a stimulus. Aimed at all levels, exercises allow participants the freedom to choreograph and utilise their physicality; developing confidence and experience in shaping their own physical performances.

Verbatim Theatre Workshop

Explore engaging techniques in how to use verbatim material; from page to stage — what to do when you get up on your feet? Participants will collate several approaches on how to use the interviews and data they have collected throughout their devising process.

‘Had the most amazing workshop with the fabulous Paper Birds. My group loved absolutely every minute and were so inspired. They’ve found a new lease of energy and are going back to their devising unit with raw excitement and enthusiasm. I would 100% recommend! The Paper Birds always deliver.’

Drama Teacher, Victoria College

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