Approaches to Devising – Exploring Process

APPROACHES TO DEVISING A workshop taught by Anna Jones. 
Saturday, June 30, 2012 from noon to 4 pm
Admission: $25.

Workshop will look at a rang eof starting points (e.g., text, image, space) and work through stages of the devising process, looking carefully at source material, brainstorming ideas, active workshopping of ideas and the editing process.


Anna Jones is a freelance theatre director and maker. She is currently under commission to the London Sinfonietta to devise a new piece based on the Greek myth of Persephone with puppeteer Seonaid Goody and composer Elspeth Brooke. 

Anna’s directing work in New York has been seen at Theaterlab, The Culture Project, The Brick Theater and in many site-specific venues, including a former coffin factory in Brooklyn and on Governor’s Island for Figment. In the UK, she has devised and directed work at The Roundhouse

Studio, Cambridge Arts Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre and Southwark Playhouse.

From 2007-2009 Anna ran Bone Orchard theatre company and directed/devised five original productions, including TIMES 365:24:7 (“a teeming mosaic”, New York Times) about the 24 hour nature of the news with the input of over 20 New York based journalists. She is now co-Artistic Director of NYLon Productions, a theatre company dedicated to telling powerful, timely stories and creating a bridge between the New York and London theatre scenes.

Anna has devised new work with children for England’s National Theatre: Discover and taught directing workshops for teenagers at The Old Vic in London and has been a Teaching Artist for The New Victory Theater, the West Side YMCA and The Center for Arts Education in New York. 

Anna trained at Cambridge University and the Yale School of Drama.

Estimated run time: More than 3 hours.