Devising & Physicality Workshop

Revitalise your students' devising skills!

Bring one of our specialist Frantic Assembly practitioners to your school and let your students experience an insight into how a professional company creates new material.  

This workshop: 

  • Provides your students with a bank of skills to take away and use in their own devising work

  • Promotes the physical confidence your students need to be brave and bold with the material they are making

  • Uses production specific exercises from shows like Lovesong, Stockholm, Beautiful Burnout and Othello

  • Instructs students on the various devising processes used by Frantic Assembly when working collaboratively to produce multi-disciplined performance, which will transfer perfectly to their own productions

  • Addresses skills required for students to enhance their abilities in the areas of performance, movement, directing and critical analysis including the opportunity to workshop movement into meaning. 

All of our workshops are active explorations of the Frantic method of devising, which is about empowering people to be better at making theatre from a physical starting point. For this reason, our workshops do not explore suggested themes or texts, nor do they devise performances for examinations.

Frantic Assembly is a recommended company on AQA, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC and IB syllabuses and is studied widely at GCSE, BETC, AS and A-Level as well as undergraduate and postgraduate studies. 

If you have any further queries about this workshop, contact our Learn and Train Co-ordinator Juliet Styles by emailing or call the office on 020 7841 3119. 

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Cost

2 hour workshop = £250 + travel/accommodation + VAT
4 hour workshop (includes free resource!*) = £350 + travel/accommodation + VAT
6 hour workshop (includes free resource!*) = £450 + travel/accommodation + VAT

Click here to find out what is in a 2/4/6 hour workshop.

Space

Our workshops can be held at your school or venue. The space must be of reasonable size (approx. 10m x 10m), be warm and have a suitable floor for exercise (e.g. sprung or wooden floor). 

Participants

We can work with groups of between 10 and 24 participants (even numbers are preferable).
Workshops are pitched to the level and experience of your group.

Exclusive Resources

To complement the techniques covered in 4 and 6 hour student workshops we have two exclusive resources which will be given to all teachers booking a workshop of 4 hours or more:

  • Our Warm Up Resource takes you through six warm-up exercises and provides detailed aims and instructions for use in the classroom
  • Our Lifting Resource will allow you to revisit the core lifting techniques covered in our workshop with your pupils. 

Teachers who have booked workshops of 4 hours or more will be sent these resources after their workshop with us.

More Information

Click here to download our Child Protection Policy

 

* The free resource is sent after the workshop has taken place and is password protected for one domain. 

 

It was such an amazing experience for the students, the practitioner treated them as professionals and they worked to such a high standard as a result. The pace was fast and furious and they learned so many techniques which will be invaluable in their devising process. The practitioner’s manner was so warm and friendly and yet professional and productive. I cannot speak highly enough of their expertise and the experience as a whole. Most importantly the students loved it and had so much fun!

Graveney School, Essex, 2017