Devised Theatre: From Stage to Street

8-session evening workshop with public showcase

Upcoming Class Schedule

4 May, 2017 — 25 June, 2017

Thursday, 7.00pm — 11.00pm

Programme Details

Programme Description
Want to make a show but don’t want to sit down to write it? All it takes is courage.

In Devising, the company comes together to create something greater than the sum of its parts and uses each of our unique talents to do it.

Inspired by the works of Dutch company Dogtroep, this workshop will explore creation of fantastical worlds and characters by taking inspiration from the vibrant streets of Singapore. You will become immersed in the sights and sensorial stimulation of locations outside the HCAC studio to then create your own production, which you will craft to perform in the location that inspired you.

Embrace this daring process in authentic spaces to challenge your creativity.

Devising is the process of creating an entire production without a script from the tiniest of beginnings. Join Toby Papazoglou in this exciting and satisfying journey of creation, out of the studio and into the streets of Singapore.

8 sessions with a public showcase (to the streets!)
*Please note there is a public showcase at the end of the workshop on Hari Raya Puasa, Sunday 25 June 2017.

Who is this workshop for?
This workshop is open to anyone from all backgrounds.
We welcome actors and directors of all levels and experience levels.
Minimum age for admission is 13 and above.


About the Public Showcase
Date: Sun 25 June 2017
Time: 2.00pm-3.30pm , 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Location: TBC

Do I get a discount?
Please refer to our early bird promotions.

Payment Plans
Payment Plans are available. Email us at


  • Exploration of locations
  • Exploration of transformation
  • Exploration of characters in the space
  • Collision of characters
  • Development of story
  • Rehearsal and development
  • Performance

About the Instructor

Toby Papazoglou

Toby graduated from Toi Whakaari: The New Zealand Drama School in 2002 with a Diploma 
in Technical Production. In 2007, Toby returned to Toi Whakaari and in conjunction with Victoria University of Wellington he completed his Master of Theatre Arts (Directing).

To date, he has worked in professional and tertiary training for theatre in New Zealand, Australia, America, Vietnam, Mongolia and Singapore. In his time teaching, he has taught numerous workshops in directing and devising, and has supervised student-lead devised projects, guiding students in developing their own sense of self and artistic identity. Please also see this link.

Areas of Focus

  • Devising ettiquete in the rehearsal room
  • Discovery, experimentation and exploration
  • Practical application
  • Development of story
  • Development of story

Learning Outcomes

  • Gain new understanding of the space around us
  • Gain confidence in your own ability to create under pressure
  • Gain an appreciation of process in the act of devising
  • Gain confidence as a performer
  • Grow skills in collaborating with others

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Devised Theatre: From Stage to Street / 8-session evening workshop with public showcase

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