In the following article I will approach the concept of devised theatre by analysing two performances and their creative process. As part of the study, I will juxtapose Reactor’s 99.6% performance with the Kerekasztal Kéksziget theatre in education programme. In the article I seek to answer the question of what justifies the rethinking of the creative strategy, and what it might reveal to the viewer. Through illustrative examples, it becomes clear that devised theatre operates different aesthetic dimensions than representative theatre, as part of the creative process it rethinks the position of the audience, and requires a more direct and intimate presence from the players. Through the devised strategy, the fragmentation of our understanding and experience of our culture can now become an object of reflection. The devised theatre movement marks a shift in creative approach that reinterprets the structure of theatre.
How to cite:
Theatron 16, 1. sz. (2022): 55–63.
Cím/Title (HUN): Újragondolt játékszabályok. A devised színház megkülönböztető jegyeinek feltérképezése kortárs magyar alkotófolyamatok vizsgálata során
Cím/Title (ENG): Reexamining the Playbook. Exploring the Distinctive Features of Devising Theatre Through the Study of Contemporary Hungarian Creative Processes
Keywords: devised theatre, theatre in education, theatre studies, theatre-making, devising process