Devising with Actors and Playwrights

Part of TNS Devising Platform 2023

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Calling emerging theatre practitioners seeking to be trained in The Necessary Stage’s creative methodology! Applications for our Devising with Actors and Playwrights programme are now open.

Led by Resident Playwright and Cultural Medallion recipient Haresh Sharma, this edition of Devising with Actors and Playwrights will see 20 playwrights and actors undergo an intensive training programme that runs from 25 May to 3 December 2023. Participants will go through the TNS devising methodology, dramaturgy workshops with Sindhura Kalidas and lecture sessions with established theatre makers. Participants will also create devised works which will be staged in a public showcase from 30 November to 3 December 2023.

Candidates must be aged 18 and above, and are full-time or freelance theatre practitioners.

For successful applicants, please note that the course fees will be SGD 500 for the entire period.

Participants will be required to commit to the full duration of the workshop. The programme’s schedule can be accessed here.:

To apply, please prepare the following items:
* A statement of intent or interest;
* An updated CV of your theatre experience.

and complete the online form linked here.

If you have specific needs, please indicate this on the application form as well, and we will do our best to support you.

The deadline for expressions of interest is Thursday, 2 March 2023, 1200hrs (GMT +8). Please note that late and incomplete submissions/dossiers will not be accepted.


To find out more about the 2021 edition of Devising with Actors and Playwrights programme, the participants involved in the five-month training programme, and their presentations of works-in-progress showcased from 1 - 5 September 2021 at The Necessary Stage Black Box, click here to download the programme for the showcase.


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