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The Devised Theatre Festival returns to York University this March with a lineup of companies debuting original productions!

The festival is the culminating project for the 4th year devised theatre students, in collaboration with selected individuals throughout the Theatre Department and AMPD, as a space to create and develop new/innovative shows in often non-traditional ways.

Featuring four new productions all exploring the theme of connection to others, to ourselves, through social media and to those who have passed.   Through creative development, the 2019 Devised Theatre Festival works to create a welcoming space for artists and audiences to experience and connect to not only the shows, but the Devised Theatre program.

Series A

dead skin – Four Eyes Collective

 #Filters – Transcendence Theatre

Invited Dress/Preview –

Monday, March 11 @ 7:30 pm

Show Week – 

Wednesday, March 13 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, March 15 @ 4:00 pm

Saturday, March 16 @ 7:30 pm

Festival Schedule

Series B

Refraction – Catapulse Collective

After George – Atomic Oddity

Invited Dress/Preview –

Tuesday, March 12 @ 7:30 pm

Show Week – 

Thursday, March 14 @ 7:30 pm

Friday, March 15 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 16 @ 3:00 pm

What is Devised Theatre at York?

The Devised Theatre program at York teaches and coaches its students to create their own theatre from the ground up. In the first and second years in the program they are introduced and given the opportunity to explore multiple disciplines and types of theatre making. In the third and final year they are tasked with developing a festival and creating their own companies and shows with all of the skills and interests they have acquired. This year four new companies are will emerge from the program: Atomic Oddity Productions, Catapulse Collective, Four Eyes Collective, and Transcendence Theatre.

The 2019 Devised Theatre Festival works to promote and create, exploring the theme of “connection”.  This concept is investigated through the content and development of the shows created by the participating companies. The festival works tirelessly through creative development, audience outreach, and the festival as a whole to create a welcoming space for artists and audiences to connect to not only the shows, but the Devised Theatre program. 

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