Aaron Talbot in the original Shadowplay.
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In Other Words Theatre is a Nanaimo company that specializes in devised theatre, artistic collaboration and new ways of telling stories “in other words”. Using all forms of language (movement, light, sound, text, video, song, etc), we explore the nature of our modern human condition.
What is devised theatre?
Devised theatre simply means that the show is created in rehearsal, rather than interpreted from a pre-existing script. The process of devising is inherently spontaneous and responsive; the piece is created (or quite literally happens) moment by moment in the room as the artists explore whatever material or ideas they are using. This is quite different from the standard playwright driven model, where a (normally) single person creates and shapes their vision of the play for others to interpret and reiterate later on. Although this means that the rehearsal process for devised theatre is longer than it is with pre-scripted material, the contribution of many creative minds focused on the same project at the same time results in rich, multi-layered and engaging performances that you just don’t find on your average stage.
For more on how In Other Words Theatre uses a devised process, check out The Company, and the Creation Blog for each show as it is being built.
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