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Devised Work with Kirsty Housley

Young vic

Devised Work with Kirsty Housley

Tuesday 18 August

4.00pm – 6.00pm


Kirsty Housley is a theatre maker with a focus on collaborative and devised work. This session will focus on the role of director in a devised making process.


  • How do you start when you're starting from nothing?
  • What practical exercises can you use to ensure that your ideas flourish?
  • How do you create work from an idea not a story?
  • And how do you carve out the space to create this work in an industry that expects a different process/timeline? 


This session is aimed at directors, theatremakers and designers of all levels wishing to deepen and expand their practice.


If you are interested in attending, please click the sign-up button above and fill in your details. Please tell us your access requirements so we can get appropriate provision in place as soon as possible.  


Closed captioning is available for all our Zoom workshops and details on how to use this will be provided on the day.


Zoom details will be sent to you the day before. This session will be recorded and made available to anyone who cannot make it.


Kirsty Housley is a director, writer and dramaturg.


Work includes The Tao of Glass at The Royal Exchange for Manchester International Festival (co-director with Phelim McDermott), Rich Kids: A History of Shopping Malls in Tehran at The Traverse, Edinburgh (co-creator with Javaad Alipoor); Avalanche: A Love Story at Sydney Theatre (Dramaturg), I’m a Phoenix, Bitch (co-director with Bryony Kimmings) and Mephisto (Rhapsodie) at The Gate. The Encounter for Complicite (co-director with Simon McBurney), Philip Pullman’s Grimm Tales at the Unicorn; Misty at The Bush and in the West End (dramaturg),  and The Believers are but Brothers at the Bush.


She won The Stage award for Innovation in 2017 for The Encounter and was nominated again in 2018 for The Believers are but Brothers.