On the left side of the image, a white NT Connections logo is on a pink background. On the right is a picture of Chalk Line Theatre on stage, a performer wearing a hospital gown is surrounded by others dressed as doctors.
Sun 25 Apr

NT Connections Workshop: Intro to Devising

Creating material from scratch can be a daunting task, particularly with the absence of text. 

Lead by Chalk Line Theatre, this workshop for young people aged 13 - 19 explores different methods of generating ideas through the use of simple exercises. It will also delve into developing an initial idea into something more tangible by providing tools to create complex characters and intricate scenes. 

Chalk Line Theatre is a multi-award winning company based in Luton, who tour nationally and internationally. They are a Graduate Emerging Company of The New Diorama and Associate Artists at The Lion and Unicorn Theatre.  

Chalk Line’s work is both thematically and visually ambitious, receiving great critical acclaim on their approach to contemporary theatre-making. As a company they look to experiment with form, by tackling socio-political subject matters in an innovative way that is ultimately challenging yet entertaining. Their shows combine physical expression, ensemble narratives and intricately bold designs, and are often multi-disciplinary drawing from theatre, film, music and dance. 

Venue: wherever you like! (join online)

This workshop is part of the National Theatre Connections Festival 2021, two weeks of workshops and performances celebrating the theatre-makers of tomorrow. 

This workshop is for young people aged 13 - 19 only. 

It will be taking place on Zoom and will last for approximately 1hr 30 mins. 

Here’s how you access the workshop: 

1. We’ll send you the Zoom ID and password 1 hour before the workshop via email. 
2. Make sure you have a device with Zoom downloaded and you’ve created a FREE account 
3. When it’s time for the workshop to start, log into your Zoom account, input the meeting ID and password, turn on your audio and video camera and wait in the ‘waiting room’ until the host lets you in

Please keep your camera on during the workshop. And please note that photography and audio / visual recording is not permitted during the workshop

Booking Info


Ages 13 - 19 only

This workshop will take place on Zoom. Bookers will receive a link to join the workshop via email, at least 1 hour before the start time.