Kawalis Zoukak - Training Program - Cycle 6 - Devised Theatre

Thursday, August 3, 2023

Call for Applications: 

Kawalis Zoukak - The Training Program
Devised Theatre with Maya Zbib

8 sessions from September 25 - November 01, 2023 from 4:30 PM till 8:30 PM


Fill the application form in your preferred language and submit it along with the supporting documents if any.

Deadline to apply: September 1, 2023 before Midnight, Beirut time. 

Download the call in English or عربي


Devised Theatre with Maya Zbib 

25th of September - 1st of November 2023 (8 sessions) from 4:30 PM till 8:30 PM at Zoukak Theatre

  1. Monday - September 25, 2023
  2. Wednesday - September 27, 2023
  3. Wednesday - October 04, 2023
  4. Wednesday - October 11, 2023
  5. Wednesday - October 18, 2023
  6. Wednesday - October 25, 2023
  7. Tuesday - October 31, 2023
  8. Wednesday - November 01, 2023


Devised theatre is the process of creating theatre from scratch, whether collectively or individually. In this training, we focus on collaborative creation, leading participants to take part in developing original performance material together, through various content generating processes, including writing, improvisation, physical movement, scene building, site specific work, research, and active reflection... The multifaceted nature of devising is explored, from the more intuitive and spontaneous approaches to theatre making to the more constructed methods, leading to composition, which is essentially the process of assembling, editing, and re-shaping individuals' various productions and experiences, to form a final performance piece. The training explores various ways of conceiving ideas and forming personal views within the broadest social and political contexts inherent to the group, springing from the personal connections of each individual to the subject matter.


Learning objectives:

  • Explore and experiment with the nature of performance on a personal and collective level;
  • Use imagination as a channel for thoughts, desires, and physical impulses;
  • Learn from the freedom of infinite possibilities of creation while working as a group;
  • Learn from dynamic interactions and group cohesion;
  • Develop active listening and group reflecting skills, as well as planning tools;
  • Share experiences and ideas of making theatre with peers;
  • Produce in an environment that fosters intuition and creativity;
  • Experience diverse processes of generating performance work.



Participants should be either theatre students or graduates or have a one-year experience as a theatre maker or performer, whether professionally or as an amateur.They should commit to attend all training sessions without any exception.


Registration fee: After several cycles of admission free of charge, and in the aim of continuity with more sustainable activities, the training programs will now require a registration fee of USD50 or the equivalent in Lebanese Lira. Anyone who is unable to pay this amount is kindly asked to explain their condition in the application form, in order to be considered for a total or a partial exemption. If you like to contribute further, you can choose this option in the application form.