Devising for BESEA Creatives These sessions are intended to bring together (self-identifying) British East and South East Asian creatives to explore different ways of devising in a fun, inclusive space. No devising experience is necessary, however the aim is to have something we can present at a scratch night by the final session - then see where things go from there - so a level of commitment is strongly preferred. Each session will be facilitated with warm up and devising activities in pairs and groups. In the first couple of sessions these exercises will allow us to get to know each other, explore different ways of devising, and discover the things that interest us as a group. In weeks four and five we will look at bringing together the strongest material, culminating in a small performance at the end of session five. These sessions are intended for BESEA actors and performers of all levels. The hope is that you will come away with new approaches to devising and a stronger sense of community. What else do you need to know? Wear clothes you can move in. If you have mobility or other issues, please try to let us know in advance so we can match the needs and interests of the group as much as possible. About the organisers Inyoung Lee is a London-based South Korean performer, director and acting coach with over a decade of experience in theatre and film. She completed an MFA in Actor Training and Coaching at RCSSD. She now runs The ActorTects, an actor training company which aims to increase East Asian visibility in Western theatre and film. Lisa Maeda is a British Japanese queer actor and performer with training predominately in physical theatre. Their interests are in movement exploration, collaborative devising and bringing together different performance techniques. Saturdays: February 19, 11AM-2PM February 26, 12PM-3PM March 5, 12PM-3PM March 12, 12PM-3PM March 26, 12PM-3PM Free event!