Play Devising

The BAAY Senior Devising Company is a summer-long commitment to making original and collaborative theatre. We will use shared source material to explore ideas and themes of isolation, community and quarantine to come together as artists and make mixed/multimedia compositions. This opportunity will offer students a chance to explore every aspect of performance and production. There is a place for every person and their voice to fit in and matter.

As we collaborate on these compositions in Phase Two, the devising company will assemble a script to put on an original play in Phase Three. The production is acted, produced, managed, and teched by devisers and directed by Olivia. This course is a summer-long commitment.

Please attend a Zoom informational meeting before signing up (contact Olivia below), so we can talk more about the project, and make sure it's a good fit for your summer!


13 - 17, 18 by permission




  • Olivia Theilemann, Instructor


Course will begin via Zoom and move to in-person if and as public health guidelines allow. Runs eight weeks, June 29 - Aug 21. T/Th, 3:30-4:30pm.

Our intention is to provide in-person instruction for every course if and when public health restrictions allow. For the most part, we expect this will mean Session 1 begins via Zoom & moves to in-person; we hope all Session 2 classes will be in-person. For families who prefer and request to have attendance via Zoom after in-person meetings begin again, we will strive to continue offering that attendance option, to increase accessibility.


Please click to contact Olivia Theilemann.

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