Devising with Objects

In this workshop participants will be introduced to basic concepts (concept, context, composition, material, theatrical images etc.) and strategies (reading from material, potential of material, tasks etc.) of devised dramaturgy. This type of dramaturgy is usually made collectively by the whole creative team, often including audiences. Participants will be trying out different “ingredients” such as photos, stories, material, films, references, quotes, ready-mades, movements, spaces, ideas, dreams, half-baked thoughts, forgotten desires to devise theatrical situations and explore the idea of multiple realities in the theatre.

Workshop Leader Biography:
Sodja Zupanc Lotker is the Course Leader of Master in Directing Devised and Object Theatre at the Prague Performing Arts Academy (DAMU). She works as a dramaturg for independent theatre, dance and site specific projects (with Cristina Maldonado, Farm in the Cave,Lotte van den Berg, TAAT, Kristýna Lhotáková, Wojtek Ziemilski). She was artistic director of the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space 2008 – 2015, an event she has worked for since 1999. Prague Quadrennial was recognized with an EFFE Award in 2015-16. She has curated and commissioned costume exhibitions and projects such as Extreme Costume (PQ 2011); living installation/performance for Intersection: Intimacy and Spectacle (PQ 2011) and the Tribes (costumes in public space PQ 2015). Within the Prague Quadrennial she has collaborated with artists such as Claudia Bosse, Arpad Schilling/Kretakor, Societas Rafaello Sanzio, Kirsten Dehlholm, Ilya Kabakov, Josef Nadj, Theatre NO99, Brett Bailey etc. She has also served as coordinating curator for a number of international artistic research projects such as: Global City Local City, Space – Performing Arts in Public Space and Urban Heat. She has given lectures at Columbia University, Yale School of Drama, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and teaches devised dramaturgy in the international program of DAMU Prague. From 2014 she is on Editorial Board of Theatre and Performance Design Journal; and on Editorial Board of Performance Research Journal, both published by Routledge.

12 06 2019 12:00—15:30
Where DAMU K222