Helpful Resources to get started

Rather than including a lengthy biography here, I have chosen to limit this list to a few helpful texts and short Youtube videos.


Bicat, Tina and Baldwin, Chris.  Devised and Collaborative Theatre: A Practical Guide.  Ramsbury, Marlborough: The Crowood Press Ltd, 2002.


Govan, Emma and Nicholson, Helen and Normington, Katie. Making a Performance: Devising Histories and Contemporary Practices.  New York: Routledge, 2007.


Kerrigan, Sheila. The Performer’s Guide to the Collaborative Process.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 2001.


Theatre Topics. Volume 15, Number 1, March 2005.  Special Issue: Devising (http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/theatre_topics/toc/tt15.1.html)


“The Making of US.” Western Washington University’s mainstage devised work 2011 – 10 minutes.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YU45GuSpIaA&feature=player_embedded)


“The Making of The American Family.”  A collaboration between Bucknell University, Western Washington University, and Tectonic Theatre Project (NYC) performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2011 – 45 minutes. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jmzANDRRMws)


“Benefits of Devising for Students.”  A brief “why devise” philosophy –  4 minutes.

(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AeOta8fIgtM)